Education Choice

Privilege hoarding will remain K-12 issue of next decade

The biggest K-12 question over the next 10 years likely will remain the same as it has been in previous decades: Which students get the opportunity to participate in multi-vendor education, and which do not? Only a small (but growing) number of people recognize the question’s importance. The public education[Read More…]

Beat them at their own game: Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho, podcastED

Editor’s note: During this holiday season, redefinED has published our best articles of 2019 – those features and commentaries that deserve a second look. This podcast from Step Up For Students’ director for policy and public affairs Ron Matus features a public school superintendent who understands the value of education[Read More…]

An education choice advocate reflects on benefits of A+ Plan

Editor’s note: During this holiday season, redefinED is republishing our best articles of 2019 – those features and commentaries that deserve a second look. This article from Step Up For Students’ executive director for advocacy and civic engagement Catherine Durkin Robinson was another in our “Education Revolution” series marking the[Read More…]

archivED: Remembering the rebels

Editor’s note: During this holiday season, redefinED is republishing our best articles of 2019 – those features and commentaries that deserve a second look. This article from Step Up For Students’ director of policy and public affairs Ron Matus was part of our “Education Revolution” series marking the 20th anniversary[Read More…]

archivED: With liberty and justice for some

Editor’s note: During this holiday season, redefinED is republishing our best articles of 2019 – those features and commentaries that deserve a second look. Today, we offer this first-person commentary from Step Up For Students’ manager of charter school initiatives Keith Jacobs, which originally published May 2. The most polarizing[Read More…]

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archivED: A mother’s plea for education choice

Editor’s note: During this holiday season, redefinED is republishing our best articles of 2019 – those features and commentaries that deserve a second look. This is the transcript of a moving speech Orlando parent Shareka Wright gave at Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Feb. 15 education scholarship event at Calvary City Christian Academy[Read More…]

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archivED: Wishing more students could benefit from education choice like I did

Editor’s note: During this holiday season, redefinED is republishing our best articles of 2019 – those features and commentaries that deserve a second look. This first-person piece from Lorraine McBride, Step Up For Students’ manager for advocacy and civic engagement, originally published Jan. 3. I grew up as a minority[Read More…]

DOE: Majority of scholarship program schools pass accountability muster

The Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice at the Florida Department of Education visited more than 200 private schools participating in scholarship programs between November 2018 and October 2019 to ensure compliance with state regulations. In addition to the visits, the DOE investigated 123 written complaints, reviewed hundreds of[Read More…]