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Microgrants offer families flexible spending opportunities

Editor’s note: This commentary from Ben DeGrow, a policy director for education choice at ExcelinEd, appeared last week on the organization’s website. In recent years, 10 states have introduced education microgrant programs, providing small sums of money to parents to spend on supplemental educational services like educational therapies or tutoring[Read More…]

Utah governor signs major education funding bill, becoming third state to enshrine school choice into law

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on foxnews.com. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, R., on Saturday signed a major school choice bill, giving parents more options for their child’s education. H.B. 215 provides established the “Utah Fits All Scholarship Program” and provided funding for the program as well as boosted teacher pay.[Read More…]

Parents will be the winners with proposed school choice assistance legislation

Editor’s note: This commentary from William Mattox, director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at The James Madison Institute and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Thursday on tallahassee.com. The Florida Legislature’s 2023 session will begin in early March, soon after Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers report[Read More…]

Study finds school choice decreases racial segregation in Ohio classrooms

Editor’s note: This analysis appeared last week on the74million.org. Home to a sizable charter school sector and a host of private academies, Ohio is one of the friendliest environments for school choice anywhere in the country. Now, as courts and politicians decide the future of the state’s school voucher program,[Read More…]

Utah’s irreversible momentum

In the film Honeymoon in Vegas, Nicolas Cage jumps out of a plane with the Flying Elvises-Utah Chapter! The Flying Elvi are still donning the rhinestone suits and jumping out of planes today. Irreversible momentum Utah chapter! Back in the Dark Ages (2021) and before the nation had effectively no[Read More…]

National Catholic Schools Week: Standing on the shoulders of great people, building a brighter future

Editor’s note: Deacon Scott Conway, Cabinet Secretary of Education and Formation and Superintendent of the Schools for the Diocese of St. Augustine, wrote this commentary in recognition of Catholic Schools Week. As we prepared for Catholic Schools Week, which is Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2023, I could not help[Read More…]

Celebrating National School Choice Week

Editor’s note: Nina Rees is the President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. reimaginED shares this commentary from Rees as National School Choice Week 2023 comes to a close. Happy National School Choice Week! This week is an opportunity to celebrate the 3.7 million students, 7,700[Read More…]

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, Libs of TikTok, others urge Florida lawmakers to expand school choice

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on foxnews.com. A coalition of school choice proponents signed a letter that urges Florida lawmakers to pass an unprecedented education savings account bill. Florida House Bill 1, which the state’s House Speaker described as the “largest” school choice measure, would provide access to education[Read More…]