Faith-based Education

A parent’s story: Private Jesuit school allowed my son to shine

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Nebraska mother LeDonna Griffin was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. As a public school educator and administrator for more than a quarter of a century, I was aware that our public school system in Omaha, Nebraksa, would not be[Read More…]

Oklahoma governor opposes withdrawal of legal opinion on religious charter schools

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, who was recently elected to a second term on a platform of expanding education choice, came out in “strong disagreement” against the state Attorney General Gentner Drummond’s withdrawal of a legal opinion issued by his predecessor supporting the approval of a Catholic virtual charter school. Stitt[Read More…]

Oklahoma Attorney General withdraws opinion enabling state-funded religious schools

This statement appeared today on the website of the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General. Attorney General Gentner Drummond today withdrew an opinion issued by his predecessor, stating that the Opinion “misuses the concept of religious liberty by employing it as a means to justify state-funded religion.” In one of[Read More…]

Catholic high school network receives donation of Orlando property for third Florida campus

A vacant 75,000-square-foot office complex in Orlando, Florida, built as a school for interior design, will reopen in two years with a different kind of interior design as its mission – one that seeks to sharpen teenagers’ minds and instill the Catholic faith in their hearts. Leaders of a group[Read More…]

Former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship student: Let’s keep talking about school choice

Editor’s note: This essay was shared with reimaginED by Angelina Severino, a 2022 Future Leaders Fellow with the American Federation for Children. President Joe Biden, in his State of the Union address, covered many public policy topics, including education. I was disappointed that he did not mention how students can[Read More…]

Legislative leaders pledge support for customized education choice at breakfast for Jewish education advocates

With less than two months before the start of the 2023 Florida legislative session, more than 750 Jewish leaders, parents and other supporters of education choice gathered at a breakfast in Davie, Florida, to encourage lawmakers to custom it for more families. “Our theme of this year’s theme this year[Read More…]

Purple Star program lets Florida Catholic schools nurture military families

It’s tough being the new kid in school. It’s even tougher being the new kid every two to three years. That’s the norm for 1.2 million United States children born into military families. According to the Military Child Education Coalition, military-connected children move six to nine times between kindergarten and[Read More…]

‘The Baptists and the Bootleggers’ and religious charter schools

Last week we discussed the Oklahoma attorney general’s advisory opinion against enforcement of the state’s prohibition on religious charter schools. After reading up on the subject, I declared myself president of the “Religious Charter Schools are Permissible, Mandatory and a Bad Idea” Club. My view on this is not motivated[Read More…]