Scholarship Implementation

Learn about the practical implementation of education scholarships and their real-world effects on students, families, and communities.

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Low-income students benefit when states give all students access to ESAs

While affluent students do benefit from access to ESAs, low-income students also benefit from universal access in ways that many critics and some education choice supporters do not understand. READ MORE
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In education, this is where the energy is
For the first time last week, I flew home from an education conference with a feeling that recalled Hunter S. Thompson’s wistful remembrance of San Francisco in the mid-’60s. You...
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More than 400,000 students, and counting, awarded Florida education choice scholarships
This spring, hundreds of thousands of Florida students have been awarded scholarships that will allow them to direct public education funding to providers of their choice next school year. Step...
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Florida No. 1 in parent-directed public education funding
Florida is now the No. 1 state in the nation for parent-directed public education funding, according to data compiled by EdChoice. During the 2023-24 school year, the Sunshine State carried...
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Go GATOR: Louisiana poised to become 19th state with parent-directed public education funding
Legislation creating a new universal scholarship program awaits a supportive governor's signature.
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Florida expands scholarship program for fully customized education
What’s known as the Personalized Education Program provides voucher funds to students who are not enrolled full-time at public or private schools. The program was established through a 2023 law (HB 1) that massively expanded the state’s voucher programs.
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Step Up For Students appoints Gretchen Schoenhaar as new CEO
April 30, 2024 — Step Up For Students, the nation’s largest education choice scholarship funding organization, announced today that Gretchen Schoenhaar has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.   Doug Tuthill, who...
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Wyoming now the 17th state giving families the power to direct public education funding
Gov. Mark Gordon signed legislation creating education savings accounts in the Equality State.
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Wyoming lawmakers vote to give public education funding to families
The Cowboy State could soon become the 17th state placing public education funding in the hands of parents.
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Alabama joins the ranks of states giving public education funding directly to famlies
With the stroke of Gov. Kay Ivey’s pen, Alabama is now the 16th state to put public education funding in the hands of families. The Yellowhammer State joins 14 states...
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‘Keep Katie’s hands off of my future’
Arizona ESA families rallied at the state capitol Monday to oppose Gov. Katie Hobbs’ proposals to “reform” the Empowerment Scholarship Account program. Lawmakers who spoke at the event pronounced the...
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