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Crystal Brown, left, comforts her 15-year-old daughter Josephine Brown-Walker as she talks about her EdChoice voucher, which allows her to attend a Christian high school in Columbus.
Karen Kasler
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Ohio Public Radio
Crystal Brown, left, comforts her 15-year-old daughter Josephine Brown-Walker as she talks about her EdChoice voucher, which allows her to attend a Christian high school in Columbus.

Parents waiting to learn if their child will qualify for vouchers to help cover the cost of private school are caught in limbo.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Senate rejected a House plan that would replace performance-based EdChoice vouchers with income-based vouchers. The Senate plan would keep 420 schools on EdChoice, while expanding income-based vouchers to 300 percent of the federal poverty level.

Lawmakers have until April 1 to reach a deal, that’s when the state begins taking applications for EdChoice.

Coming up, we talk about the latest in the statehouse batte over school choice, new claims against Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan in the Richard Strauss sex abuse case at Ohio State, and more on our weekly reporter roundtable.

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