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Taking the long view on education choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Walter Blanks, press secretary for the American Federation for Children and a beneficiary of education choice, is an exclusive to reimaginED. We all can agree education choice is extremely important and that it has been transformational for students. Well, most of us can. While there[Read More…]

How education choice lawsuits could radically change education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Amanda Kieffer, communications director for the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, appeared on projectforeverfree.org. It’s been a tempestuous couple of years for education reform, but the clouds have broken over 2021, and the silver linings have rarely shown as bright. Following two years of[Read More…]

Innovation, common sense needed to address school transportation challenges

Editor’s note: Emily Anne Gullickson, founder and CEO of A for Arizona, provided this commentary exclusively to reimaginED. You can hear reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner conducting a podcast with Gullickson here. Across the country, there have been countless stories this school year about school bus driver shortages and the[Read More…]

Opinion: A modest education reform that could save Connecticut taxpayers billions

Editor’s note: This commentary from Lewis M. Andrews, chair of the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation of Connecticut, appeared Saturday on the New Haven Register. A recently released school reform study in New York promises timely fiscal as well as educational benefits, and not just for the Empire State. Some quick[Read More…]

Long-term NAEP scores for 13-year-olds drop for first time since testing began in 1970s

Editor’s note: This article on this week’s release of NAEP scores appeared Thursday on The 74. Thirteen-year-olds saw unprecedented declines in both reading and math between 2012 and 2020, according to scores released this morning from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Consistent with several years of previous data,[Read More…]

New York’s mayor needs to do more than eliminate ‘gifted’ programs

Editor’s note: This commentary from writer, lawyer and legal historian Natalie Wexler appeared recently on forbes.com. You can listen to a podcast Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill recorded with Wexler here. Bowing to longstanding pressure, New York City’s outgoing mayor has announced that the city will eliminate its[Read More…]

Why political candidates should support school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Cooper Conway, a contributor at Young Voices and a political science student at Boise State University, appeared Monday on the Washington Examiner. Educational freedom was on a roll this past year. Over 20 educational choice programs were either created or expanded in 18 states. This entails the[Read More…]

Nation’s most expansive education savings account is good news for West Virginia families

Editor’s note: reimaginED is pleased to present this commentary from Colleen Hroncich, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, on the benefits of education savings accounts to students and families of West Virginia. Katie Switzer, a West Virginia mother of four, knows firsthand that different children have different needs. That’s why[Read More…]