Education Savings Accounts

Tennessee governor says hundreds of parents interested in state’s education savings account program

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on Tennessee’s wate.com. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says over 42 independent schools across the state are committed to making seats available immediately for students enrolled in the state’s education savings account program, and around 600 families have already started the application process. Tuesday,[Read More…]

What can one man do in the face of a scholarship derailment? Plenty.

A retired professional wrestler from Miami is poised to prove that innovation and compassion are worthy opponents to a court battle playing out in West Virginia over one of the nation’s most expansive education saving accounts programs. Longtime youth advocate and undefeated professional mixed martial arts fighter Daniel Puder, who[Read More…]

Listen to parents, leaders; expand education choice and hold policies accountable

Editor’s note: This commentary from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appeared last week on miamiherald.com. Like all parents, Jeni and Neal Schoenbach want the best for their children, and each year they assess how their children are doing and what type of school would serve them best. Their kids attend[Read More…]

Seeking respite for West Virginia families impacted by circuit court ruling on education savings accounts

Unwilling to leave more than 3,000 families in limbo when school begins next month, West Virginia state officials are asking an appeals court to let the Hope Scholarship programs continue while a court battle plays out over one of the nation’s most expansive education savings account programs. West Virginia Attorney[Read More…]

What parents need to know about education savings accounts

Editor’s note: This commentary on why Florida should follow Arizona’s lead on education savings accounts for all students appeared Tuesday on Tallahassee.com. After elections and with our next legislative session, we should reclaim our opportunity to expand educational freedom to all young students in the state of Florida. Florida’s well-deserved[Read More…]

A reimaginED interview with education choice policy expert BenDeGrow

After working for nearly two decades in state-based public policy providing expert analysis in school choice, school finance and more, Ben DeGrow has accepted the position of policy director, education choice, at ExcelinEd. During his tenure at Michigan’s Mackinac Center for Public Policy and Colorado’s Independence Institute, DeGrow led dozens[Read More…]

Tennessee can begin rolling out private school voucher program, court rules, ending 2-year block

Editor’s note: This article appeared Wednesday on tnchalkbeat.org. Tennessee can resume work on its mothballed private school voucher program after a judicial panel lifted a 2-year-old order blocking it. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel cleared the way for Gov. Bill Lee’s education savings account program to proceed in Memphis and[Read More…]

What people are saying about new Arizona education savings account legislation

By now, education choice enthusiasts – and detractors as well – know that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law the nation’s first universal education savings account program, creating the most expansive school choice initiative in the nation. House Bill 2853, sponsored by Rep. Ben Toma, allows education savings accounts to be available to[Read More…]