Education Reporting

Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, BOOM!

Editor’s note: Watch this space for an analysis of the new EdChoice study coming later this week from reimaginED contributor Patrick Gibbons. A delightful new study from EdChoice titled, “Who’s Afraid of School Choice?” documents a sampling of some of the innumerable times school choice opponents have predicted the destruction[Read More…]

Long-term NAEP scores for 13-year-olds drop for first time since testing began in 1970s

Editor’s note: This article on this week’s release of NAEP scores appeared Thursday on The 74. Thirteen-year-olds saw unprecedented declines in both reading and math between 2012 and 2020, according to scores released this morning from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Consistent with several years of previous data,[Read More…]

Florida again No. 3 in America in K-12 achievement

Florida, a national leader in education choice, ranks No. 3 in K-12 achievement for a second year in a row, trailing only Massachusetts and New Jersey, according to the latest rankings report from Education Week. This shouldn’t be a surprise. For one thing, Education Week based most of its 2021[Read More…]

Choice, curriculum and a promising path to better readers

LEESBURG, Fla. – It’s not that Theresa Chang’s sons, Liam and Joshua, didn’t like books before. It’s just that now they’re infatuated to the point of feuding. The fourth-grader and fifth-grader are gravitating to more books, more advanced books, and yes, sometimes even squabbling over books one or the other[Read More…]

Florida students now No. 2 in America in AP exam success

When it comes to academic performance, Florida’s public education system continues to rack up the trophies. The Sunshine State now ranks No. 2 in the nation in the percentage of graduating seniors who have passed college-caliber Advanced Placement exams, behind only Connecticut, according to data released Wednesday by the College[Read More…]

Florida DOE releases numbers for state scholarship program

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship enrollment by grade level, 2020-21 Official enrollment figures for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship are in. According to the September 2020 quarterly report, released this week by the Florida Department of Education, 100,008 students enrolled in the program for the 2020-21 school year. The program, which[Read More…]

‘Every day is a challenge’: 8 lessons from the toughest school year ever

Editor’s note: There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to educating students in person during a pandemic. But schools and districts across the country have found things that work for them and that may be options for other places as they navigate the months before widespread vaccination. This article originally appeared Dec. 2[Read More…]