Education Choice

Florida mom combines resources to create customized learning plan for son

Christina Sheffield knew the Christian school she chose for her son, Graham, was high quality. It met the expectations she and her husband had for religious instruction. But Graham, who always finished his assignments ahead of his classmates, needed more of a challenge on the academic front. When he completed[Read More…]

Every student deserves every opportunity

Editor’s note: This commentary from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appeared earlier this week on RealClear Education. The past two years have shined a bright light on widespread inequalities in education. As state after state dealt with pandemic disruptions, we’ve seen painful reminders of what’s always existed: some kids have[Read More…]

New national poll: Lawmakers should be consistent on education choice opportunities

Results from a new poll from RealClear Opinion Research indicates that voters have a problem with lawmakers who oppose school choice for others but exercise it for their own children. According to a survey conducted this month of more than 2,000 registered voters, 62% would be less likely to vote[Read More…]

Rural communities should embrace education savings accounts

Editor’s note: reimaginED welcomes its newest guest blogger, Garion Frankel, with this post on a viable education choice alternative for rural families. The past two years have seen an unprecedented string of victories for parental choice advocates. After the events of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than two dozen states now[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill and NLP Logix client delivery manager Jen Bradshaw discuss future of education savings accounts (Part 1)

On this two-part episode hosted by Kevin Roberts of the digital innovation firm Robots and Pencils, Tuthill and Bradshaw discuss a partnership between Step Up For Students and Jacksonville-based artificial intelligence company NLP Logix, which aims to create a simple and customizable online platform for families who use education savings[Read More…]

Communities should use pandemic recovery funds inside, outside traditional school to benefit K-12 kids, families

Editor’s note: This commentary from Bruno Manno, senior adviser to the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 Program and reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Monday on The 74. COVID-19 school shock disrupted our way of doing education, unbundling the familiar division of responsibilities among home, school and community organizations. Nearly every parent of[Read More…]

A parent’s story: How a Florida education choice scholarship may have saved my daughter’s life

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Florida mother Debra Manning debuted on the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. Rayonna faced some challenges in school with somebody that was once her friend. This girl started to bully my daughter because she did not want Rayonna to talk to[Read More…]

Indiana education choice advocate partners with Catholic diocese to expand options for students

Editor’s note: This article about Dan Kozlowski, regional director for the Northwest Indiana Initiative of the Big Shoulders Fund, appeared Sunday on nwi.com. As Sister Mary Jo Sobieck took the field to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game, the world watched. And those who didn’t[Read More…]