Innovation & Entrepreneurship

podcastED: reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner and Step Up for Students president Doug Tuthill discuss modernizing public education transportation

On this episode, Ladner and Tuthill discuss Ladner’s recently published white paper for the Arizona Charter School Association on issues facing the traditional “yellow school bus” public education transportation system in Arizona and nationwide. Ladner observes that traditional ridership already was in decline, but the COVID-19 pandemic created a huge[Read More…]

For learning pod teachers, a pandemic paradigm shift

Editor’s note: This post from Center on Reinventing Public Education senior analyst Steven Weiner on why so many teachers don’t want to return to traditional classrooms appeared Tuesday on The 74.  Samantha had been a veteran educator for 14 years, first as a classroom teacher and then a principal, when[Read More…]

Little school, big idea

DAVIE, Fla. – Two million people are crammed into Broward County. Two hundred and sixty thousand students are enrolled in its public schools. Big school districts all over America look more or less like the really big school district here, and they have for a long time. But if you[Read More…]

Breaking the student transport bottleneck: Rethinking $15 million fines for schools seeking alternate ways to get kids to school

Last week, we introduced you to an epic Twitter thread from trucking executive Ryan Peterson. The thread explained that a record number of unloaded cargo container ships were anchored off the coast of California, a situation that can be attributed to an idiotic rule that prohibits stacking more than two[Read More…]

Breaking bottlenecks in American K-12: Student transport

Editor’s note: This commentary from reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner is the first in a series of posts that will examine how arcane rules and regulations are hindering forward progress for K-12 education – and what needs to be done to break through them. Recently, trucking executive Ryan Peterson had[Read More…]

podcastED: reimaginED executive editor Matthew Ladner and Heritage Foundation’s Jonathan Butcher discuss education savings accounts

On this episode, Ladner and the Heritage Foundation’s Will Skillman Education Fellow discuss Butcher’s new report studying spending trends of families using North Carolina’s Education Savings Account. https://www.redefinedonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ButcherLadner_EDIT.mp3   The report shows that significantly more families in North Carolina are using their ESA money on different purchases and services than[Read More…]

Innovation, common sense needed to address school transportation challenges

Editor’s note: Emily Anne Gullickson, founder and CEO of A for Arizona, provided this commentary exclusively to reimaginED. You can hear reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner conducting a podcast with Gullickson here. Across the country, there have been countless stories this school year about school bus driver shortages and the[Read More…]

podcastED: reimaginED executive editor discusses modernizing public education transportation with A for Arizona’s Emily Anne Gullickson

On this episode, Matthew Ladner speaks with the president of the Arizona-based education nonprofit about the group’s work to create an innovation fund to seed new options for families that need more choices for getting their children to school. Both Ladner and Gullickson, staunch supporters of education choice, acknowledge that[Read More…]