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Ashley Carter: The power to choose

Thanks to the passage of the CHOOSE Act, families have the option to place their children in a school other than their local district school.

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National school choice advocate Corey DeAngelis praises CHOOSE Act — 'A rising tide that lifts all boats'

Corey DeAngelis, a self-described school choice “evangelist,” sat down with 1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson on a recent episode of “1819 News: The Podcast” to give a history of the school choice movement and put to rest fears that it could negatively impact public schools.

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Ivey signs school choice bill into law

Gov. Kay Ivey signed the CHOOSE Act, a $100 million educational savings account bill, into law on Thursday morning.

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Ainsworth praises final passage of CHOOSE Act: 'Alabama now ranks high among the nation's leaders in school choice options'

Alabama's Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth (R) released a statement on Wednesday praising the final passage of the "CHOOSE Act," commonly known as the School Choice bill, which has been making its way through the legislature.

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State Sen. Orr says expect CHOOSE Act vote 'late next week'

Friday, during an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's Dale Jackson, Senate Education Trust Fund Committee chairman State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said he expected a Senate vote on the education savings account bill, the CHOOSE Act, late next week.

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AEA urges members to demand funding cap in school choice bill

While the state's teachers' union, the Alabama Education Association, publicly claims a "neutral" position on the CHOOSE Act, passed in the House earlier this week, the group is still working behind the scenes to change the legislation.

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House Republicans pass school choice bill despite Democrat opposition — 'Alabama took another important step forward'

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed HB129, the CHOOSE Act, otherwise known as the school choice bill.

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Jennifer Wolverton: Navigating the CHOOSE Act maze

Welcome to the twisting paths of Alabama's CHOOSE Act, a law that is supposed to make choosing schools as easy as picking your favorite app on your phone.

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Ivey school choice legislation advances in House committee

On Thursday, the Alabama House Ways and Means Education Committee passed Gov. Kay Ivey’s amended education savings account legislation called the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Our Students' Education Act.

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House Democratic caucus pushes back against Gov. Ivey's proposed school choice bill

On Wednesday, the Alabama House Democratic caucus came out in staunch opposition to Gov. Kay Ivey’s proposed school choice legislation that will be debated during the 2024 legislative session.  

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State Sen. Stutts: Ivey school choice CHOOSE Act 'a very good bill'

Tuesday, on the syndicated radio program "Right Side Radio," State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) signaled his support for Gov. Kay Ivey's school choice legislation, titled the CHOOSE Act.

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Ainsworth speaks at Education Freedom Day: 'It's time for Alabama to not be last in the nation — We want to be first in the nation'

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth spoke to a large crowd of students from Montgomery on Tuesday at the Alabama Policy Institute Educational Freedom Day event on the State House steps.

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Charles Kiplinger: Recreating Alabama’s educational system

Change in educational institutions can be a complex and lengthy process. It requires persistence, collaboration, and a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue with stakeholders.

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Ivey unveils new $100 million education savings account program

House and Senate education budget chairs Danny Garrett (R-Trussville) and Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) filed education savings account legislation called the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Our Students’ Education (CHOOSE) Act on Tuesday.

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School choice, medical freedom, women's bill of rights among ALGOP's legislative priorities

The Alabama Republican Party has released its legislative priorities with less than a week until the Alabama Legislature gavels in for the 2024 session.

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Charles ‘Kip’ Kiplinger: School choice and its financial implications

As conservatives, we uphold principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government intervention, and individual freedom. It's time to apply these principles to education through the advocacy of school choice.

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Laura Clark: A few things to consider in the quest for school choice

It’s high time we foster the idea that parents, not teachers, know best how to educate their children. School choice, done well, gives parents the freedom to do just that.

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Tuberville leads parental rights roundtable with Britt, other colleagues

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) led a parent's rights roundtable along with U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery), other Senate colleagues and members from various parental rights groups to discuss issues facing parents nationwide.

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Tuberville, Britt back Senate resolution commemorating National School Choice Week

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) joined 25 other members of the U.S. Senate in backing a resolution recognizing January 21-27, 2024, as the 14th National School Choice Week.

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Britt, Tuberville celebrate National School Choice Week — 'There is nothing more powerful than a quality education'

U.S. Sens. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) both kicked off the first day of National School Choice Week by championing the “freedom” of parents to choose their children’s educational destiny.

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Gov. Ivey, State Rep. Yarbrough join students at State Capitol to support school choice

Governor Kay Ivey and former and current lawmakers braved the brisk morning temperatures with dozens of local students and parents on Monday to kick off National School Choice Week on the State Capitol steps to push more school choice ahead of the state’s legislative session.

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Sarah Sanchez: Fighting for homeschool freedom in an ESA world

Although proponents of school choice claim that ESAs could bring an unprecedented cash flow of support to homeschooling families, many are concerned about the fact that they could also bring unprecedented government oversight.

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Ainsworth predicts 'fireworks' early in legislative session: 'We're getting ready to run over some Democrats'

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth reiterated his 2024 New Year's resolutions that included passing a school choice bill and fighting so-called woke policies during a gathering hosted by the Eastern Shore Republican on Thursday.

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House Democrats push back against school choice proposals as legislative session draws near

As the 2024 legislative session creeps closer, school choice is lining up to be one of the more contentious subjects debated by lawmakers once the session begins in February.

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Jennifer Wolverton: How microschool franchises offer new paths for teachers and parents

Microschools exemplify a future where education is custom fit to every child's needs, fostering environments where curiosity, collaboration, and personal growth are paramount.

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API releases 'Educational Freedom in Alabama' report showing special interests behind roadblocks

The Alabama Policy Institute released its 2023-2024 Educational Freedom in Alabama report Tuesday in support of universal school choice.

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Senate Pro-Tem Reed hints at school choice, elections and ... more economic development legislation in 2024 session

In an interview that aired on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) offered a preview of what to expect in the early stages of this year's legislative session.

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