Expanding educational options was an important issue for many advocates across the Network in 2018, with 32 organizations representing 22 states working on initiatives related to charter schools, public school choice, and private school choice. PIE Network members reported on advocacy wins, losses, and lessons learned through our yearly Member Advocacy and Policy (MAP) survey.
Members can explore the MAP database to find insights and additional resources from charter school and school choice initiatives like these:
- TennesseeCAN supported passage of legislation that expanded access to High Cost Special Education Reimbursements, ensuring that charter schools were eligible to receive these crucial funds.
- ExcelinEd and GeorgiaCAN worked to increase funding for charter schools by $18 million, while also creating a new funding formula that brings state-approved charters closer to equitable funding with traditional public schools.
- ReadyCO improved access to the open enrollment program in Colorado by removing artificial barriers throughout the process.
- A coalition led by the Foundation for Florida’s Future enacted the Hope Scholarship Program, the first school choice scholarship program specifically for students who were victims of bullying.
MAP data can be sorted by by policy area, year, state, or member organization. Let us know if we can help connect you with work on a specific topic. Or, explore key 2018 trends across the Network with the MAP survey results brief.