Author: reimaginED staff

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 12/03/2021

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 154,689 enrolled students, 16 percent higher than in December, 2020. 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: 23,753 students[Read More…]

podcastED: reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner and EdChoice’s Mike McShane discuss public education’s accountability myths

On this episode, Ladner speaks with the director of national research at EdChoice about the latter’s new report entitled, “The Accountability Myth.” The report takes aim at the commonly argued position that traditional public schools are a superior education option because they are held financially, democratically, and educationally accountable to[Read More…]

podcastED: Interview with a scholarship parent who became eligible under Florida’s 2021 school choice expansion

On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Megan Luten, a mother of three from Jacksonville, Florida, whose 5-year-old daughter, Ellie, attends Catholic kindergarten thanks to the Family Empowerment Scholarship Education Options scholarship. Luten, a speech therapist, discusses the search she and her husband, Jameson, a registered nurse,[Read More…]

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 11/26/2021

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 154,476 enrolled students, 17 percent higher than in November, 2020. 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: 21,241 students[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Thankful that Florida’s school choice programs offer hope to special needs students

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Florida mother Stephanie Rodriguez was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. I have three children. My younger two, Giana and Javier, have autism. I am thankful for the scholarship my children received to attend STARS Autism School. Before STARS, Giana was in a[Read More…]

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 11/19/2021

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 154,457 enrolled students, 17 percent higher than in October, 2020. 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: 21,241 students[Read More…]

New Hampshire moves toward more education choice for families

Months after passing a program to allow state education funding to go toward private school tuition and homeschooling costs, a New Hampshire state representative wants to expand that model. House Bill 607 would create an opt-in, local version of the state’s education freedom accounts program that was approved last summer.[Read More…]