Courtney Salas-Ford

Courtney Salas-Ford and Andrés Rhodes

Arkansas lawmakers approve emergency rules for new school voucher program

BY: - July 20, 2023

The Arkansas Legislative Council’s Executive subcommittee on Thursday reviewed and approved proposed emergency rules governing the state’s new education voucher program.  The Senate and House Interim Committees on Education recommended them for review and approval on Monday. The Legislative Council will consider final approval on Friday. A provision of the LEARNS Act, the Educational Freedom […]

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Arkansas school voucher program rules clear first legislative hurdle

BY: - July 17, 2023

The Legislature’s Joint Education Committee on Monday recommended approval of proposed emergency rules that will govern the state’s new school voucher program. The recommendation will next be considered by the Arkansas Legislative Council’s executive subcommittee Thursday.  Created under the LEARNS Act, the Educational Freedom Account program provides up to 90% of the annual per-student funding […]