Education Reporting

2019 EdNext poll: vouchers, tax credits and charter schools

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, redefinED reported on one aspect of Education Next’s latest survey of public opinion – the extent to which the public underestimates the amount of money spent on K-12 education. We continue exploring the survey today, reviewing responses related to questions about vouchers, tax credits and charter[Read More…]

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New DOE report shows home education in Florida continues to thrive

The number of home education students in Florida grew by 8.3 percent last year, significantly eclipsing the previous year’s gain of 2.7 percent and continuing an upward trend over the past decade, according to the latest annual report released by the state Department of Education. In the 2018-19 school year,[Read More…]

The changing faces of home-schooled students

Home schooling is a tradition that predates the founding of the United States, and since the 1990s has rapidly been growing. Students in home education settings account for 3 percent of the student population. A new report by Aaron Hirsh of the Center on Reinventing Public Education highlights the changing[Read More…]

Private school population increasing with or without benefit of scholarships

Florida’s non-scholarship private school student population saw the first significant increase since the 2003-04 school year. K-12 students enrolled in private schools without the aid of school vouchers in 2018-19 was also the highest recorded since the 2011-12 school year. Students attending K-12 private schools without the help of tax-credit[Read More…]

Florida private school enrollment, schools, continuing to trend upward

Private school enrollment in Florida, along with the number of private schools operating in the state, increased over the past year according to the Florida Department of Education’s new annual report. Compared with the 2017-18 school year, prekindergarten through 12th-grade enrollment grew by 10,129 students, from 370,166 to 380,129, while[Read More…]