Education Equity

Florida student fighting for life since birth benefits from education choice scholarship for children with unique abilities

OKEECHOBEE – Peyton Williams entered this world with a damaged heart, a damaged airway and hardly any hope from doctors who examined her the day she was born. They told her mother her baby wouldn’t survive her first 24 hours. Then she was told Peyton wouldn’t live to her first birthday.[Read More…]

Word for Word: Martin Luther King III shares his father’s advice at 2016 Florida rally for education choice

  Editor’s note: Seven years ago this week, 10,000 supporters marched on Tallahassee to fight for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, which was the target of a lawsuit backed the state’s largest teachers union and others who opposed the income-based K-12 scholarships. Headlining the parade of civil rights leaders[Read More…]

What Iowa legislative leaders said about education on opening day

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on iowastartingline.com. During opening day speeches on Monday, legislative leaders in the Iowa House and Senate offered a preview of their goals for education policy this year, with Republicans making it clear they intend to pass a school voucher bill. Sen. Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton),[Read More…]

Will ‘rat poison’ keep Florida education from top rankings in 2023?

Editor’s note: William Mattox, director of the Marshall Center for Educational Options at the James Madison Institute and author of a new study related to this topic, provided this commentary exclusively for reimaginED. Any Florida education leader sitting down to watch tonight’s college football championship game may be tempted to[Read More…]

The state of play in open enrollment policies

Editor’s note: This analysis appeared last month on the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s website. Open enrollment—when students are allowed to enroll in district schools other than the one to which they would be assigned based on their residence—is one of the oldest school choice options in the country. It is[Read More…]

South Florida’s education renaissance is about more than schools

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Broward County isn’t one of the locales featured in “The Geography of Genius: Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Places.” But if author Eric Weiner is game for a follow-up, he might want to visit this suburb where Johnny Depp grew up to see what’s happening in[Read More…]

Jeb Bush: What do schools of the future look like?

Editor’s note: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads a discussion with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, and Kahn Academy CEO Sal Khan for an inside look at the education innovations unfolding across the country. In this video recorded as the keynote session at ExcelinEd’s recent education summit,[Read More…]

Video: School choice at work in rural America

  Editor’s note: This video spotlights another rural private school that caters to school choice students and is changing lives and communities for the better. To learn more about how choice is helping rural areas, check out our new paper, “Rerouting the Myths of Rural Education Choice.” When you think[Read More…]