Florida earns top education choice rankings in national report

The Center for Education Reform in its annual education choice report has ranked Florida as the country’s No. 1 state for parent empowerment in education. The center’s Parent Power! Index gave Florida its overall top ranking, also rating the Sunshine State No. 1 for digital and personalized learning and education[Read More…]

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…]

Students who left traditional public schools for charters not returning after pandemic

A new report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reveals three key takeaways, updating its 2021 charter school enrollment report, “Voting With Their Feet.” Titled “Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic,” the report is an analysis of student enrollment trends in public schools during the[Read More…]

As COVID pandemic wanes, expect more Black families to seek alternatives to traditional schools

Many families whose schools were closed in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic or who erred on the side of caution about sending their children back to the classroom responded innovatively by forming learning pods – small groups of students led by a teacher or an educator guide. Now[Read More…]

West Virginia’s highest court’s opinion: Education choice programs, traditional public school systems can co-exist

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which last month upheld the constitutionality of the Hope Scholarship education choice program, issued on Thursday a 49-page majority decision that a traditional public education system and the statewide education savings account program can operate concurrently without violating the state constitution. Justice Tim[Read More…]

Florida Catholic schools celebrate success as they outscore public schools on ‘Nation’s Report Card’

As public school leaders began delving into the details of what went wrong following last week’s release of dismal NAEP reports, Catholic school leaders paused briefly for a victory lap before looking into how they can continue to up their game. They had good reason to celebrate. Figures from the[Read More…]