Hope Scholarship

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…]

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…]

podcastED: South Florida mom shares how Hope Scholarship offered haven to bullied daughter

‘ Editor’s note: Cherie Sanders asked that her daughter’s image and name be omitted from this story to protect the girl’s privacy. On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Cherie Sanders, mother of a thriving eighth grader at a faith-based school in the Fort Lauderdale area. Sanders’[Read More…]

Commentary: Florida’s Hope Scholarship helped me rescue my daughter from a school bully

Editor’s note: This essay from Fort Lauderdale parent Cherie Sanders appeared today on miamiherald.com. I received a call near the end of the school day that no parent should ever get: My daughter had been threatened by a male student. More than threatened — he said he was going to[Read More…]

State officials expand school choice scholarship eligibility to families in military reserves

More military families will be able to qualify for state K-12 education choice scholarships due to a rule change approved today by the Florida Board of Education. The rule was made in response to the passage of HB 7045, which expanded scholarship eligibility to dependents of active duty military families.[Read More…]

What Senate Bill 48 does

Florida Senate bill 48, filed by Senator Manny Diaz, Jr., will be heard in the Senate Education Committee tomorrow. The bill is over 155 pages and at times difficult to understand. Below is a list of the bill’s key features. Some of these features may get modified as the bill[Read More…]

The light at the end of the tunnel was a Hope Scholarship

Editor’s note: To hear Tamara Arrington and her son, Parker, tell the story in their own words, watch the video at the end of this post. The other student was older and bigger. But Parker, a 35-pound “runt” of a first grader, as his mom described him, didn’t hesitate. When[Read More…]