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New report tells old truth: School choice saves money

Editor’s note: This commentary from EdChoice director of national research and reimaginED guest blogger Mike McShane appeared Thursday on forbes.com. Be sure to check back Monday to listen to a podcast with McShane conducted by reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner.  School choice is having a moment right now. 2021 yielded[Read More…]

A tale of three Pennsylvania schools, Part 3

Editor’s note: reimaginED guest bloggers Walter Blanks Jr. and Nathan Cunneen, who serve as press secretary and communications associate, respectively, for the American Federation for Children, recently had the chance to see the inner workings of several charter, private and virtual schools in Pennsylvania. Their visits came courtesy of an[Read More…]

New research shows homeschool growth across all race, income categories

Editor’s note: This analysis from Steven Duvall, director of research at the Home School Legal Defense Association, appeared recently on the HSLDA website. Recent growth in homeschooling means that families who teach their kids at home now more closely reflect the nation’s diversity. Although the description of homeschooling as primarily[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…]

Why some in education are able to transform learning for kids and others are stuck

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, appeared last week on forbes.com. While thousands of the nation’s school systems were paralyzed by the pandemic, and some even bullied by teachers unions in the midst of it, in many communities, innovative schools, parent groups and other[Read More…]

Nevada launches new family-friendly education program for special needs learners

Editor’s note: This commentary from Don Soifer, president of Nevada Action for School Options, is an exclusive to reimaginED. Families of special-needs learners across Nevada recently received notification that they have received grant awards under what may be the Silver State’s most family-friendly education program to date. The Transforming Opportunities[Read More…]

Some pods will outlast the pandemic

Editor’s note: This commentary from Michael B. Horn, co-founder of and distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, appears in the Fall 2021 issue of Education Next.  In a Historic House museum in Newton, Mass., nine children seated at three tables configured in a U-shape are each[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…]