Gardiner Scholarship

No homeschool family is an island: Home education offers parents support

Patricia Anthony immigrated to the United States from Colombia 12 years ago. Settling in Lake Worth, Florida, Anthony decided to homeschool her daughter after their school didn’t meet up with her expectations. “You can tailor the education for your child according to what they need,” she said of home education.[Read More…]

A Gardiner Scholarship transformed Emily Beasley’s life

Emily Beasley was a typical 6-year-old. Precocious yet shy, she was learning to read, loved to dance and enjoyed playing with friends. Everything changed suddenly one night, as she stood in her family’s kitchen. Her parents noticed her staring with a blank expression. Her lips moved, but she wasn’t speaking.[Read More…]

Auditor General releases third annual review of Florida scholarship program

Step Up For Students, the state’s largest nonprofit scholarship organization, miscalculated the household income for 0.1 percent of students who applied for state-supported scholarships over a two-year period ending in 2017, according to a new Florida Auditor General report. The report, released today, is the third operational audit under a[Read More…]

school choice

By criticizing school choice, Democrats may well alienate Democrats

If you asked parents of students victimized by bullying (like this one, this one and this one) to describe the school choice scholarships that helped their kids find some educational peace, they’d probably offer words like “life-saving” and “miraculous.” To Gwen Graham, though, the word that comes to mind is[Read More…]

Special needs scholarships would take priority in revised Fla. House tax plan

A proposal to boost funding for two Florida private school choice programs is ready for the state House floor after winning approval from the Appropriations Committee. Changes approved today would make special needs scholarships a priority. Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, is sponsoring HB 7087. The wide-ranging tax plan would[Read More…]