Education Savings Accounts

Push for universal vouchers continues in Ohio Senate

Editor’s note: This article appeared Sunday on An Ohio policy group continues to push the Senate to adopt universal school choice, testifying a plan passed by the House would leave “many working-class families” out of the option. Greg Lawson, research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, told the Senate Education[Read More…]

Taking charge of your children’s education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Colleen Hroncich, a policy analyst with Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom, appeared Sunday on the center’s website. My oldest child is graduating from college tomorrow, so it has me thinking about our educational journey—which could best be described as eclectic. At various times, we used[Read More…]

The Empire (state) strikes out

The recently passed New York budget included a deal for 14 new charter schools, certainly a welcome development. With an estimated charter school waitlist of 163,000 students, that’s about one new school for every 11,600 or so waitlisted students. New York seems unwilling to have the supply of schooling alternatives[Read More…]

South Carolina’s education savings accounts a love letter to the next generation

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman senior research fellow in education policy at The Heritage Foundation, is an exclusive to reimaginED. Shelricka Burnside is a single mother of three, so she is well acquainted with life’s challenges. She can recognize problems even from afar and wants[Read More…]

podcastED: Florida scholarship mom delighted with end to waitlist for children with unique abilities

On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Rachel Hayon Sabbah, a nurse and mother of four daughters, including two who receive the Florida Family Empowerment Scholarship for students with Unique Abilities. Her eldest daughter, Elisheva, 8, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and younger daughter Ahavah, 4, has[Read More…]

Educational freedom for Illinois children could look like Iowa’s Students First Act

Editor’s note: This commentary appeared Tuesday on Educational freedom. That’s what the Iowa Legislature is set to give families in the Hawkeye State later this year with the passage of the Students First Act signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds in January. Once the program is fully implemented by[Read More…]

A look back at the 2023 Florida legislative session

The 2023 Florida legislative session ended Friday with lawmakers passing a record $117 billion budget for the fiscal year that will start July 1. Many education-related items were included in bills tied to the budget, including $2.2 billion for a major expansion of education choice that will extend eligibility to[Read More…]

School choice momentum continues nationwide

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jason Bedrick, a research fellow with The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, appeared Monday on Education choice is on the march. So far this year, four states have enacted education choice policies that will be available to all K-12 students. Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, and Utah have now[Read More…]