Florida Tax Credit 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 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…]

Word for Word: Martin Luther King III shares his father’s advice at 2016 Florida rally for education choice

  Editor’s note: Seven years ago this week, 10,000 supporters marched on Tallahassee to fight for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, which was the target of a lawsuit backed the state’s largest teachers union and others who opposed the income-based K-12 scholarships. Headlining the parade of civil rights leaders[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…]

South Florida school a ‘builder of boys, maker of men’

Just now, the news Palm Beach Christian Preparatory School is making belongs on the sports pages — which is what you would expect when a bunch of coaches launches a private school. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. To its enormous credit, PBCPS embraces vigorous competition as one of[Read More…]

Right education environment leads to bright futures

MIAMI – Louise Janvier uses the word “environment” often when talking about education choice and how it can rescue a child. “Sometimes, when a kid is going to go through things in life, they have to be in the right environment in order to pull through,” she said. “Some of them don’t pull[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…]

Florida scholarship programs set new records as enrollment soars

The 2022-23 school year got off to a strong start for education choice scholarships in the Sunshine State, with several programs seeing record-breaking enrollment. Overall, more than 240,000 scholarships were funded, a 26% growth over the prior school year. Step Up For Students, the state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organizations that[Read More…]