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  • Pro-voucher group hits governor for cut proposal in TV ad

    April 26, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pro-voucher group is striking at Gov. John Bel Edwards in a new TV ad, criticizing him for a proposal to cut the program next year. The ad from the Louisiana Federation for Children, released Tuesday, accuses the Democratic governor of taking away school choice. ... more »
  • Court: La. doesn't have to continue reports on vouchers

    November 11, 2015 11:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court says the Justice Department cannot require Louisiana to provide periodic reports on enrollment and racial information on students participating in the state's private school tuition voucher program. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle ordered the reports in April of 2014. He ruled that they... more »
  • Voucher enrollment drops slightly in Louisiana this year

    October 12, 2015 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Enrollment in Louisiana's taxpayer-funded voucher program has dipped a bit this year. The latest data from the state education department, released Sunday, shows 7,110 students are receiving vouchers from the Louisiana Scholarship Program for the current school year. That's 252 students fewer than last year, when... more »
  • Small overpayments found in La. voucher program

    August 1, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Auditors looking at state payments to private schools through Louisiana's $35 million voucher program found about $52,000 in overpayments during the last school year. Education Superintendent John White said Friday the money has been recouped from the schools, by backing the dollars out of the last round... more »

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