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National charter school leader predicts greater grassroots involvement in public education post-pandemic Debbie Veney already had earned a journalism degree from Howard University when the nation’s first public charter school, City Academy Charter School in St. Paul, Minnesota, opened its doors nearly 30 years ago. She enjoyed the benefits of[Read More…]

Michigan House, Senate okay bills creating tax credits for school scholarships

Both the Michigan House and Senate are advancing bills, introduced last week, that would provide tax credits to residents who contribute to a scholarship program for students to use at schools of their choice. Under the legislation, individuals could contribute money toward scholarship-granting organizations under the Student Opportunity Scholarship program.[Read More…]

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 10/15/2021

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 153,530 enrolled students, 16 percent higher than last year 53 percent of students live in single-parent households 67 percent Black or Hispanic $40,759 average household income Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities: 20,955 students funded,[Read More…]

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 10/08/2021

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 152,905 enrolled students, 16 percent higher than last year 53 percent of students live in single-parent households 67 percent Black or Hispanic $40,759 average household income Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities: 17,531 students funded,[Read More…]

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The best school choice option you’ve never heard of Like many students in Florida, Desiree Schmidt had multiple options when it was time to decide on high school. She chose to stick with Dayspring Academy, the charter school she had attended since kindergarten, and to enroll in its “early college” program.[Read More…]

podcastED: reimaginED executive editor discusses modernizing public education transportation with A for Arizona’s Emily Anne Gullickson

On this episode, Matthew Ladner speaks with the president of the Arizona-based education nonprofit about the group’s work to create an innovation fund to seed new options for families that need more choices for getting their children to school. Both Ladner and Gullickson, staunch supporters of education choice, acknowledge that[Read More…]

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Florida mom combines resources to create customized learning plan for son Christina Sheffield knew the Christian school she chose for her son, Graham, was high quality. It met the expectations she and her husband had for religious instruction. But Graham, who always finished his assignments ahead of his classmates, needed[Read More…]