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Microgrants offer families flexible spending opportunities

Editor’s note: This commentary from Ben DeGrow, a policy director for education choice at ExcelinEd, appeared last week on the organization’s website. In recent years, 10 states have introduced education microgrant programs, providing small sums of money to parents to spend on supplemental educational services like educational therapies or tutoring[Read More…]

Parents will be the winners with proposed school choice assistance legislation

Editor’s note: This commentary from William Mattox, director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at The James Madison Institute and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Thursday on tallahassee.com. The Florida Legislature’s 2023 session will begin in early March, soon after Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers report[Read More…]

Study finds school choice decreases racial segregation in Ohio classrooms

Editor’s note: This analysis appeared last week on the74million.org. Home to a sizable charter school sector and a host of private academies, Ohio is one of the friendliest environments for school choice anywhere in the country. Now, as courts and politicians decide the future of the state’s school voucher program,[Read More…]

Utah’s irreversible momentum

In the film Honeymoon in Vegas, Nicolas Cage jumps out of a plane with the Flying Elvises-Utah Chapter! The Flying Elvi are still donning the rhinestone suits and jumping out of planes today. Irreversible momentum Utah chapter! Back in the Dark Ages (2021) and before the nation had effectively no[Read More…]

National Catholic Schools Week: Standing on the shoulders of great people, building a brighter future

Editor’s note: Deacon Scott Conway, Cabinet Secretary of Education and Formation and Superintendent of the Schools for the Diocese of St. Augustine, wrote this commentary in recognition of Catholic Schools Week. As we prepared for Catholic Schools Week, which is Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2023, I could not help[Read More…]

podcastED: Veteran Florida Virtual School teacher looks at the past, present and future of virtual education

On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Mary Mitchell, an award-winning educator at Florida Virtual School. Mitchell, who started teaching in 1998, was among the first to join the faculty at the state’s premier online public school and wrote one of its earliest biology courses. PEDMaryMitchellPodcast.mp3 –[Read More…]

‘It’s just time to be bold’: Oklahoma lawmaker files Education Freedom Act

Editor’s note: This article appeared Saturday on Oklahoma’s ktul.com. During the upcoming legislative session, Oklahoma lawmakers could take up SB 822, the Education Freedom Act, which aims to allow parents to set up education savings accounts for their children. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters (R) is supporting the measure.[Read More…]

Supplementing homeschool experience with education savings accounts

Editor’s note: This commentary from Ben DeGrow, a policy director for education choice at ExcelinEd, appeared Monday on the organization’s website. Education savings accounts offer parents state funds to craft educational experiences that fit their children’s unique needs. For most families, these programs are a lifeline. But for some families,[Read More…]