Private schools offer educational choices for this diverse Canadian province

Editor’s note: This commentary appeared Sunday on In Alberta, we agree collectively to pay out of the public purse to fund an education system that will provide a solid foundation for our children. An education that will equip them to be active, positive members of our society. Since our[Read More…]

South Carolina’s education savings accounts a love letter to the next generation

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman senior research fellow in education policy at The Heritage Foundation, is an exclusive to reimaginED. Shelricka Burnside is a single mother of three, so she is well acquainted with life’s challenges. She can recognize problems even from afar and wants[Read More…]

Permissionless innovation in K-12 education: Everyday K-12 civic entrepreneurs respond to pandemic, create unconventional education sector

Editor’s note: This commentary from Bruno V. Manno, senior advisor for the Walton Family Foundation education program, is an exclusive to reimaginED. The Foundation provides support to VELA Education Fund, mentioned in this piece. Many stories about COVID-19 describe its damaging effects on K-12 education, from closing schools to enrollment[Read More…]

Hybrid schooling, Taylor Swift, and ‘last storm’ problems

Editor’s note: This commentary from Mike McShane, director of national research at EdChoice, appeared last week on This past weekend, I joined a couple hundred of my closest friends at the National Hybrid School Conference in Atlanta. Tempted as many may have been to instead see Taylor Swift’s Eras tour at the nearby[Read More…]

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…]

School choice momentum continues nationwide

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jason Bedrick, a research fellow with The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, appeared Monday on Education choice is on the march. So far this year, four states have enacted education choice policies that will be available to all K-12 students. Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, and Utah have now[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Oklahoma scholarship program helped my child see how special she is

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Oklahoma mother Kelli Bruemmer was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. From a very young age, our daughter, Maevyn, struggled to communicate with others and had a difficult time understanding and processing the messages and information she received from[Read More…]