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The Latest: Lawmakers push rescue of Navajo kids' voucher


Added 05-23-19 10:03:02pm EST - “The Latest on legislation allowing Navajo Nation children to attend a private New Mexico school using state vouchers (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Lawmakers push rescue of Navajo kids’ voucher”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on legislation allowing Navajo Nation children to attend a private New Mexico school using state vouchers (all times local):

The Arizona House has given preliminary approval to a bill allowing a handful of Navajo Nation children to continue using school vouchers at a Christian school in New Mexico.

The House advanced the emergency legislation in a voice vote on Thursday, setting up formal approval that could come at any time. The Senate is also preparing to debate the measure.

The legislation gives seven children another year to use their Empowerment Scholarship Account out of state even though state law requires the vouchers to be used at Arizona schools.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman says the legislation will allow the children to stay another year in their school without expanding the voucher program.

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