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A parent’s story: Grateful for nurturing school for children with special needs and tax credit scholarship program

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia mother Karen Robins was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My name is Karen Robins, and my son Ryan struggles with dyscalculia, or math dyslexia. It affects his ability to understand numbers – in dates, when telling time, when[Read More…]

Key West’s only Catholic school plans expansion to accommodate enrollment growth

Jim Rigg likes to call the latest Catholic school enrollment trends “the Great Registration.” Modifying the catchphrase “the Great Resignation” about the large numbers of workers leaving their employers, Rigg, who serves as superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Miami, was describing the increases in the number of students[Read More…]

Making Christian classical education accessible to all

OVIEDO, Fla. – Kevin Clark is a fellow at The Society for Classical Learning. He’s co-author of an influential book about Christian classical education. For 15 years, he taught at a highly regarded classical school in Central Florida, including classes in logic, rhetoric, philosophy and Christian theology. So it’s no[Read More…]

Entrepreneur’s worldwide micro-school network encourages ‘heroes’ to pursue self-directed learning

Editor’s note: You can read more about Jeff Sandefer’s success story here. Every comic book superhero has an origin story – a narrative that informs his or her identity and motivation. Orphaned science whiz Peter Parker became Spider-Man after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Russian assassin Natasha Romanoff, known[Read More…]

Former business exec launches Tampa microschool focused on self-directed learning

“Acton is a learner-driven approach. It literally flips the education system upside down. It’s highly focused on teaching students how to think, to do, to be, to know.” –Beth Ann Valavanis A former healthcare executive is among a growing number of entrepreneurs taking a hard look at traditional education models,[Read More…]

The little micro-school that could

LEESBURG, Fla. – When the time came to begin sketching out plans for her own little school, Nikki Duslak sat in her breakfast nook at 2 a.m. with a notepad, a glass of pinot noir, and a book, “Nonprofit Kit for Dummies.” Duslak has two master’s degrees in education. She’s[Read More…]