Maine school choice case headed to U.S. Supreme Court could impact future education choice programs

The question of whether parents in Maine can send their children to religious schools using a K-12 state aid program will come another step closer to resolution this week when the nation’s highest court hears arguments in a case that could also influence whether other states adopt school choice programs.[Read More…]

Former Florida lawmaker and U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek was a trailblazer for school choice

Editor’s note: To read a tribute to Carrie Meek from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucy Morgan, who accompanied Mrs. Meek on her congressional campaign trail in 1992, click here. Much has been written about Carrie Meek, the former Florida lawmaker and one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since[Read More…]

New Hampshire moves toward more education choice for families

Months after passing a program to allow state education funding to go toward private school tuition and homeschooling costs, a New Hampshire state representative wants to expand that model. House Bill 607 would create an opt-in, local version of the state’s education freedom accounts program that was approved last summer.[Read More…]

Reimagining education at ExcelinED national summit

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – What if …? Two small words for sure, but they found themselves Thursday morning at the front of some big ideas aimed at reimagining the nation’s education system. The continued growth of microschool and pods was discussed, but also … What if there was part-time[Read More…]

Jewish school choice advocacy group Teach Florida thanks lawmakers for support at annual breakfast

More than 600 people joined Teach Florida’s board and staff for the organization’s annual legislative breakfast this week at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida. Attendees included state legislators, elected local officials and members of the Jewish day school communities of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The focus of[Read More…]

Faith leaders: Build Back Better bill could exclude children from childcare, early learning programs

While leaders of some religious organizations that provide childcare and prekindergarten believe their students could benefit from President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion Build Back Better bill, they worry that a nondiscrimination provision in the social policy bill could disqualify children who utilize their programs from such benefits. The United States[Read More…]

Student enrollment in New Hampshire’s new education savings account program exceeds expectations

More than 1,600 students have enrolled in a new program crafted this year by Granite State lawmakers to give families more options for their children’s education. New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut on Tuesday presented lawmakers with the latest figures on the Education Freedom Accounts program, noting that[Read More…]