Author: Roger Mooney

Education savings account allows student to gain independence one step at a time

Editor’s note: This student profile first appeared on Step Up For Students’ Marketing blog. Dylan Quessenberry was 15 when he walked up a flight of stairs for the first time. It was 20 steps, linking two floors at his school. But for Dylan, who has cerebral palsy, that staircase was[Read More…]

Dreams of owning a home, quality schools come true thanks to education choice scholarship

Editor’s note: You can listen to a podcast reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie recorded with Juliette Harrell at https://www.reimaginedonline.org/2021/09/podcasted-formerly-homeless-family-finds-a-lifeline-in-education-choice-scholarships/. Juliette Harrell was 17 when she told her mom she was pregnant. She was promptly kicked out of her house. A single mother herself, Juliette’s mom painted a bitter picture of[Read More…]

Reimagining education at ExcelinED national summit

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – What if …? Two small words for sure, but they found themselves Thursday morning at the front of some big ideas aimed at reimagining the nation’s education system. The continued growth of microschool and pods was discussed, but also … What if there was part-time[Read More…]

Education savings account helped make this child’s room a ‘destination’

Roman Scott’s bedroom has two walls painted orange and two painted blue. On the floor is a rug with the design of a two-lane road wending its way through a small town. A train set sits on the rug, because Roman, 4, loves trains. And there is a stack of[Read More…]

Private school enrollment continues to grow

The president of a Tampa firm that provides modular building construction services can sum up the demand for modular and portable buildings in one word: Incredible. Many of the calls Dave Kuczar of Alternative Building Solutions has received lately are coming from private school administrators who want to create space[Read More…]

How a great-grandmother and a school choice scholarship changed the lives of two young girls

Editor’s note: This story about how one family is participating in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program first appeared on Step Up For Students’ sister blog. On a Friday morning in March 2020, a judge granted Sharon Strickland temporary custody of her great-granddaughter, Savannah. The little girl, 8 at the[Read More…]