Education Savings Accounts

New Hampshire bill would create opt-in version of education freedom account

Editor’s note: This article about New Hampshire’s House Bill 607 appeared Monday on The 74 For decades, “public education funding” has carried a simple connotation: money, raised by state and local taxpayers, going to local public schools. But Rep. Kevin Verville sees that as a flawed definition. And he’s betting[Read More…]

Why we can hope for a better K-12 world in 2022

Federal officials are trying to appear analytical. Facing dismal student outcomes and lower enrollment at assigned schools in the wake of—and, in some places, in the midst of—school closures, policymakers want to seem thoughtful about policy outcomes they do not like. “We are at a real crossroads,” U.S. Education Secretary[Read More…]

Missouri Legislature could consider expanding ESA options again next session

Editor’s note: This article, which includes details on Florida’s education choice scholarships, appeared last week in the Missouri Times. One of the most talked-about bills to pass during the previous session was legislation creating $50 million in tax credit-funded accounts for public and private school expenses. Rep. Phil Christofanelli’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, signed into law earlier[Read More…]

Education Freedom Pledge offers ray of hope for Nevada families

Editor’s note: Florida lawmakers who have signed the American Federation for Children’s Education Freedom Pledge include Sen. Manny Diaz Jr., Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Anthony Sabatini, Rep. John Snyder and Rep. Alex Andrade. You might be asking yourself why, in a state like Nevada that remains among the lowest ranked[Read More…]

New Hampshire moves toward more education choice for families

Months after passing a program to allow state education funding to go toward private school tuition and homeschooling costs, a New Hampshire state representative wants to expand that model. House Bill 607 would create an opt-in, local version of the state’s education freedom accounts program that was approved last summer.[Read More…]

Reimagining education at ExcelinED national summit

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – What if …? Two small words for sure, but they found themselves Thursday morning at the front of some big ideas aimed at reimagining the nation’s education system. The continued growth of microschool and pods was discussed, but also … What if there was part-time[Read More…]

Student enrollment in New Hampshire’s new education savings account program exceeds expectations

More than 1,600 students have enrolled in a new program crafted this year by Granite State lawmakers to give families more options for their children’s education. New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut on Tuesday presented lawmakers with the latest figures on the Education Freedom Accounts program, noting that[Read More…]