Author: Tom Jackson

Following the way, the truth and the light to serving all students

MINNEOLA, Fla. — The way Charles Williams sees it, if the human vessel comes to the conversation with humility, faith and willingness, the Almighty can communicate a message of divine purpose without resorting to special effects. Sometimes — because God often whispers, Williams notes — all that is required is[Read More…]

‘A better experience’ awaits students fortunate to attend this Alabama community school

A little more than three years ago, Keemarius Thomas was a rudderless middle-schooler stuck in a hardscrabble Birmingham public school. Whatever his aspirations, his prospects seemed limited by history — his own, and his ancestors’ — and his ZIP code. “I had no idea back in my other school what[Read More…]

National Microschooling Center launches, proving ‘modern one-room schoolhouse’ is no flash-in-the-pandemic phenomenon

Editor’s note: In keeping with our year-end tradition, the team at reimaginED reviewed our work over the past 12 months to find stories and commentaries that represent our best content of 2022. This post from newsfeature writer Tom Jackson is the seventh in our series. It’s well documented that millions[Read More…]

South Florida school a ‘builder of boys, maker of men’

Just now, the news Palm Beach Christian Preparatory School is making belongs on the sports pages — which is what you would expect when a bunch of coaches launches a private school. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. To its enormous credit, PBCPS embraces vigorous competition as one of[Read More…]

CREATE Conservatory’s new home is a hole-in-one

    Once in a great while, the hook for an article — that is, the thing that caught the journalist’s eye in the first place — winds up being the least compelling aspect of the entire story. This does not mean that the hook in this case is any[Read More…]

New Jersey entrepreneur breathes new life into traditional education models

The simple answer to what makes Jill Perez tick most likely is the wrong one. Just because she never was a fan of masking youngsters, it’s easy — possibly even appealing — to tag her as a denier, a crank, anti-science, or a threat to Granny. Just stop. Summon up[Read More…]

Educator-entrepreneur on a course to be a ‘maker of differences’

School choice is plenty of things, and most of them involve helping students find the manner of instruction that suits them best. If that were all school choice was about, it would be sufficient. But wait. There’s more. School choice, it turns out, also presents opportunities for teachers, opportunities that[Read More…]

KaiPod Learning offers flexible span of educational opportunities, endless choice for families

Originally tagged “pandemic learning pods,” as though once the COVID-19 emergency had passed, so would these traditional education alternatives, the micro-school phenomenon appears ready to shed its born-of-the-moment modifier. No longer regarded as the educational equivalent of mushrooms after a thunderstorm — ephemeral and generally undesirable — learning pods have[Read More…]