Faith-based Education

Florida Catholic school enrollment boosted by stellar academics, strong faith foundation and expanded education choice scholarships

    Enrollment in Florida’s Catholic schools, which rebounded slightly last year after a pandemic dip in 2020-21, is now the highest it’s been in more than a decade. Figures released this week by the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops show total enrollment at 88,031, an increase of 4.5% from[Read More…]

Religious charter schools? Choose wisely

  Oklahoma Attorney General John M. O’Connor released an advisory opinion on Dec. 1, which concluded in essence that enforcement of Oklahoma’s statutory prohibition on religious charter schools was likely unconstitutional given a series of rulings by the United States Supreme Court. Nicole Garnett made a similar case in a[Read More…]

podcastED: Edu-preneur helps homeschoolers unlock success

On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Melody Bolduc, a homeschooling mother of two daughters and founder of KEYS Educational Resource Center, a faith-based tutoring center for homeschoolers in Jacksonville, Florida. Bolduc says how she wanted to be a teacher as early as first grade, when she[Read More…]

Hope Scholarship education savings account makes West Virginia a national leader in education choice

  Editor’s note: Post author Amanda Kieffer is the communications director for the Cardinal Institute For West Virginia Policy. The institute supported the establishment of the state’s Hope Scholarship education savings account program. Parents across the Mountain State shouted for joy as news of the West Virginia Supreme Court’s ruling[Read More…]

Vermont to school districts: No more religious discrimination in town tuitioning school choice programs

    Vermont residents who live in towns too small to operate district high schools may now use public funds to send their children to faith-based private schools. The Education Agency of Vermont recently told school administrators that they must comply with a 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck[Read More…]

The 100-plus-year legal history of parents fighting for educational choice — and winning

Editor’s note: This commentary from Leslie Hiner, vice president of legal affairs and director of the Legal Defense and Education Center at EdChoice, first appeared on History repeats itself, and there is no better reminder than constitutional litigation, in which one issue can be revisited many times over many[Read More…]

Florida Jewish school boom continues with opening of Tampa Torah Academy

Abundant sunshine, greater opportunities for remote work, affordable housing, and school choice scholarships have attracted many young Jewish families from the Northeast to Florida. Now, a group from Queens, New York, is moving to the Tampa Bay area to open Tampa Torah Academy, a private Orthodox Jewish school. The school[Read More…]

Blaine Amendment mostly dead

Blaine Amendments prohibiting the public support of religious schools, once used to bludgeon school choice supporters during legislative debates, is dead. Or, at least mostly dead. A 6-3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday determined that states cannot prohibit religious schools from participating in public benefit programs because they[Read More…]