Author: reimaginED staff

National education choice expert, reimaginED executive editor featured on national podcast

Matthew Ladner, director of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity and executive editor of reimaginED, appeared as this week’s guest on the Ricochet Audio Network. Ladner talked with host Jon Gabriel about Arizona’s improvements in education, made possible by the state’s robust school choice options which include charter schools and[Read More…]

A parent’s story: How a Georgia tax credit scholarship changed my grandson’s life

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia grandmother Martha Megahee was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My grandson Grayson has attended the Academy of Innovation in Gainesville, Georgia, since he was 8 years old. The academy is a private school that helps children like[Read More…]

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 04/29/2022

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 163,657 enrolled students, 55 percent of students live in single-parent households 65 percent Black or Hispanic $37,730 average household income 2,048 participating private schools Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities: 25,191 students funded $9,853 is[Read More…]

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 04/22/2022

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 163,656 enrolled students, 55 percent of students live in single-parent households 65 percent Black or Hispanic $37,730 average household income 2,048 participating private schools Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities: 25,220 students funded $9,853 is[Read More…]

A parent’s story: An education savings account made all the difference for my son

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Arizona mother Cassandra Pacheco was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. When my child started kindergarten, I noticed he did some things differently from his classmates. He didn’t like to communicate with them, or with his teachers. He hid under[Read More…]

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 04/15/2022

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 163,649 enrolled students, 55 percent of students live in single-parent households 65 percent Black or Hispanic $37,730 average household income 2,048 participating private schools Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities: 25,220 students funded $9,853 is[Read More…]

Former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient featured on national podcast

Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and content marketing at the American Federation for Children and founder of Black Minds Matter, appeared as this week’s guest on the Ricochet Audio Network. Merriweather shared the story of how she rose from struggling student to national spokeswoman for education choice, discussing how[Read More…]

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 04/09/2022

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 163,644 enrolled students, 55 percent of students live in single-parent households 65 percent Black or Hispanic $37,731 average household income 2,047 participating private schools Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities: 25,220 students funded 52.9% Autism[Read More…]