redefinED roundup: Vouchers and football in Texas, vouchers and parents in Florida & more

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Texas: School choice critics claim vouchers threaten high school football because they will allegedly drain money from public schools (The Texas Tribune). More from Response from redefinED.

Florida: State education leaders seek to double enrollment in charter schools over the next six years, from about 180,000 now to 360,000 (Orlando Sentinel). More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Florida private schools that accept tax credit scholarships are part of a project to boost parental engagement (redefinED).

Alabama: Supporters say there is little chance a charter school bill will be back in the Legislature next year (Anniston Star).

Michigan: A newspaper poll finds only 1 in 5 Detroit residents think the school district offers the best learning options for their kids (Detroit News).

Louisiana: State Superintendent John White proposes new rules for private and parochial schools that want voucher dollars (Baton Rouge Advocate). He  touts the new voucher program in a visit to New Orleans ( Arguments in the constitutional challenge against the program are postponed until next month (Associated Press). One district sees growth in its virtual school option (Baton Rouge Advocate.)

New Hampshire: Charter school supporters are pressing the state to lift its moratorium on new charters ( So are some state lawmakers (

Washington: A charter school ballot initiative gets a financial boost from a few, big donors (Seattle Times). Voters get set to decide if charter schools are worth it (Seattle Times).

Georgia: A poll shows the public tilting slightly in favor of a charter school amendment to the state constitution (Atlanta Journal Constitution).

Illinois: The Chicago school district asks charter school networks to take over struggling traditional schools (Chicago Tribune).

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