Family Empowerment Scholarship

Word for Word: Florida House speaker explains how HB 1 will create opportunities to customize learning

Editor’s note: Last week, Florida House leaders announced the filing of HB 1, a landmark bill that would expand education choice and customization to all students in the state through the availability of education savings accounts. If passed, the bill would also allocate enough funding to aid all students currently waiting[Read More…]

Florida student fighting for life since birth benefits from education choice scholarship for children with unique abilities

OKEECHOBEE – Peyton Williams entered this world with a damaged heart, a damaged airway and hardly any hope from doctors who examined her the day she was born. They told her mother her baby wouldn’t survive her first 24 hours. Then she was told Peyton wouldn’t live to her first birthday.[Read More…]

Florida proposes ‘transformational’ legislation that would extend education savings accounts to all K-12 students

A bill that Florida leaders are calling “transformational” would greatly expand the state’s 21-year-old education choice scholarship program by opening eligibility to all K-12 students in the Sunshine State and empowering parents to customize their children’s learning. “Florida is about expanding freedom and opportunity,” said House Speaker Paul Renner, R[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…]

podcastED: Florida scholarship mom says adding flexibility could benefit her family

On this episode, senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Jacquelyn Forte of Pensacola, Florida. Forte is the mother of four children, including three who attend a Catholic school on state education choice scholarships. Her oldest child, Jude, initially received the McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, which merged this year[Read More…]

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…]

CREATE Conservatory’s new home is a hole-in-one

    Once in a great while, the hook for an article — that is, the thing that caught the journalist’s eye in the first place — winds up being the least compelling aspect of the entire story. This does not mean that the hook in this case is any[Read More…]

Report: Parents say learning should be part of everything, everywhere, all at once

Consulting firm Tyton Partners, in collaboration with the Walton Family Foundation and Stand Together Trust, today released a new report, Choose to Learn 2022, that looks at data collected from more than 3,000 K-12 parents and more than 150 K-12 suppliers across all 50 states in the United States. The[Read More…]