School choice bill will be ‘game changer’ for Pennsylvania schoolchildren

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation that would establish a state-funded education savings account that families could use to cover the cost of private school tuition or homeschooling. Rep. Andrew Lewis’  Excellent Education for All Act would create Keystone Hope Scholarships, increase funding for the state’s tax credit program for businesses[Read More…]

State officials expand school choice scholarship eligibility to families in military reserves

More military families will be able to qualify for state K-12 education choice scholarships due to a rule change approved today by the Florida Board of Education. The rule was made in response to the passage of HB 7045, which expanded scholarship eligibility to dependents of active duty military families.[Read More…]

Education choice effort moves forward in California

Education reform activists in California have filed a school choice initiative with the state’s attorney general’s office that they expect to put before voters for approval. The Educational Freedom Act would require the state to establish an education savings account for every school-age child if his or her parent or[Read More…]

New external relations director at American Federation for Children seeks to strike gold for education choice across U.S.

Before Valeria Gurr arrived in the United States to attend graduate school, the native Chilean had no idea a school choice movement existed. What she did know was that she hated school as a child growing up in a tiny town in southern part of the country. The daughter of a[Read More…]

Louisiana community partnership offers choice, hope for students, families

As a new academic year begins, school leaders nationwide continue to grapple with crucial decisions about how best to educate children amid continued risks posed by a worldwide pandemic. In a recent article for The 74, Chris Meyer, the chief executive officer of New Schools for Baton Rouge, describes the[Read More…]