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StateImpact Indiana: Voucher Expansion

by Elle Moxley

August 30, 2012

The Indiana Department of Education has issued more than 8,000 vouchers for students to attend private schools at the state’s expense. That’s twice as many as the department issued last year — but it’s also only about half of the number that are available.  About 300 Indiana private schools accept the vouchers, and some have seen tremendous enrollment growth as a result of the state’s choice scholarships. But large gains may not be the norm. As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, many of the state’s private schools will only be able to accommodate a handful of voucher students before they reach capacity.

StateImpact Indiana is a collaboration between NPR and your Indiana Public Broadcasting stations.