Education Savings Accounts

Bill focused on education savings accounts will be 2022 priority for South Carolina Republicans

Editor’s note: This news story appeared on The Center Square. A South Carolina bill that would create education scholarship accounts for K-12 students was not heard during the first half of the General Assembly’s biennium session but is poised to advance when lawmakers convene in January. The South Carolina Education[Read More…]

Florida mom combines resources to create customized learning plan for son

Christina Sheffield knew the Christian school she chose for her son, Graham, was high quality. It met the expectations she and her husband had for religious instruction. But Graham, who always finished his assignments ahead of his classmates, needed more of a challenge on the academic front. When he completed[Read More…]

Rural communities should embrace education savings accounts

Editor’s note: reimaginED welcomes its newest guest blogger, Garion Frankel, with this post on a viable education choice alternative for rural families. The past two years have seen an unprecedented string of victories for parental choice advocates. After the events of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than two dozen states now[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill and NLP Logix client delivery manager Jen Bradshaw discuss future of education savings accounts (Part 1)

On this two-part episode hosted by Kevin Roberts of the digital innovation firm Robots and Pencils, Tuthill and Bradshaw discuss a partnership between Step Up For Students and Jacksonville-based artificial intelligence company NLP Logix, which aims to create a simple and customizable online platform for families who use education savings[Read More…]

Education savings accounts: The best route toward improved education outcomes

Editor’s note: With this commentary, reimaginED is pleased to introduce our readers to our newest guest blogger, Daniel Martinez, a coalitions director for The LIBRE Initiative. Every family knows that for their children to succeed, nothing is more important than a good education. That’s certainly true of Florida’s Hispanic community,[Read More…]

Whether it’s home or schools, the same thing matters: location, location, location

When my husband and I bought our first home as newlyweds, we didn’t think to ask what public schools served the area. We were young, childless, and hyper-focused on our journalism careers, so our concerns centered on ease of commuting to work and shopping. Then there was the fact that[Read More…]

EdChoice poll: Parent interest growing for education savings accounts

While school parents and the general public are more likely to be pessimistic about the direction of K-12 education, about two in five American adults believe it’s heading in the right direction – an 18-percentage point increase since 2016 – according to the most recent survey from EdChoice on schooling[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews New Hampshire State Rep. Glenn Cordelli

On this episode, Tuthill talks to the vice chair of the Granite State’s House Education Committee about the Education Freedom Account Program, which was approved during the last legislative session. The program allows students in low- and middle-income households to receive education savings accounts that can be used for private[Read More…]