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4:51 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

More Than 8,000 Indiana School Vouchers Awarded For 2012-13

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More than eight thousand Indiana public school students have been awarded vouchers allowing them to use public funds to attend private schools this academic year.

That’s more than double the number awarded last year.

Adam Baker with the Indiana Department of Education says the program approved by the Republican-led General Assembly in 2011 allows for 15,ooo vouchers this year.

"Next year, there’s actually no cap on the number of vouchers available, so we’re hoping that we continue to see this number rise year by year," he said.

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