(2017, February) | Useful to Parent Centers and families in understanding school choice, including school vouchers, and in connecting with their state’s policies.

School choice comes in many different forms, and all 50 states plus the District of Columbia provide parents the ability to send their child to a school outside their neighborhood in some way. Charter schools, magnet schools, open enrollment programs, and state turnaround districts all provide public school options to parents. School vouchers, education savings accounts, and scholarship tax credit programs expand those choices to include private schools.

In the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)’s interactive guide to school choice, you can:

  • Click on a state to see a profile of all the school choice programs offered in that state;
  • Click on a type of school choice policy for an explanation as well as a map of all the states that have enacted that policy; and
  • Find many additional resources that explore these policies further.

Visit the Interactive Guide and explore, at: