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DC school voucher plan withdrawn, for now

Lacking the 60 votes needed to advance a proposal for Washington, DC that would have established the first federally funded school voucher program in U.S. history, Senate Republicans have withdrawn the bill after heated, partisan debate on the Senate floor.

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Harvard conference attendees envision alternative school districts

While the federal No Child Left Behind legislation gives students currently attending 196 low-performing Philadelphia public schools the right to transfer to higher-performing ones, transferring to a nearby suburban public school is not an option.

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