Microschools

In West Virginia, microschools come with hope

Editor’s note: This article by Kerry McDonald, senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, appeared Sunday on the foundation’s website. When Michael Parsons envisioned his Montessori-inspired microschool in Charleston, West Virginia, earlier this year, he knew that he wanted to create an intentionally small learning environment where each[Read More…]

Will ‘rat poison’ keep Florida education from top rankings in 2023?

Editor’s note: William Mattox, director of the Marshall Center for Educational Options at the James Madison Institute and author of a new study related to this topic, provided this commentary exclusively for reimaginED. Any Florida education leader sitting down to watch tonight’s college football championship game may be tempted to[Read More…]

School choice is more than you might think

Editor’s note: In anticipation of National School Choice Week, celebrated this year from Jan. 22-28, Andrew R. Campanella, president and CEO of the National School Choice Awareness Foundation, wrote this commentary for the corryjournal.com. For parents across the country who have been enlightened or frustrated by education during the COVID-19 pandemic,[Read More…]

National Microschooling Center launches, proving ‘modern one-room schoolhouse’ is no flash-in-the-pandemic phenomenon

Editor’s note: In keeping with our year-end tradition, the team at reimaginED reviewed our work over the past 12 months to find stories and commentaries that represent our best content of 2022. This post from newsfeature writer Tom Jackson is the seventh in our series. It’s well documented that millions[Read More…]

Best of 2022: Primer Microschools in Miami will combine in-person, online formats for deep-dive education

Editor’s note: In keeping with our year-end tradition, the team at reimaginED reviewed our work over the past 12 months to find stories and commentaries that represent our best content of 2022. This post from senior writer Lisa Buie is the second in our series. Imagine a school that offers[Read More…]

Most colleges of education stick to traditional teacher training despite pandemic-spurred innovation

Editor’s note: This article is the third in a series that explores how today’s teachers are being prepared – or not – for the classroom now that education choice has become normalized. You can read the first two articles here and here. When Amy Marotz wanted to start a private[Read More…]

5 surprising facts about microschooling

Editor’s note: This commentary from Kerry McDonald, a senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, appeared today on theepochtimes.com. One of the most popular and fastest-growing educational trends today is microschooling. Microschools are intentionally small, mixed-age, K-12 learning communities with personalized curriculum approaches that are sprouting rapidly across[Read More…]

For neurodiverse children, microschools can be an ideal learning environment

Editor’s note: This article from Kerry McDonald, an education policy fellow at State Policy Network and senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, appeared last week on forbes.com. A common criticism regarding microschools, learning pods, unschooling approaches and other non-traditional educational models is that they don’t work well[Read More…]