Private School Scholarships

Teach Florida celebrates first anniversary of nation’s largest education choice expansion

Editor’s note: You can watch a livestream of the celebration here. Like most birthday parties for 1-year-olds, this one had cake. It featured remarks from guests who were impressed with the past 12 months of growth. It included predictions about continued growth. What was unusual about this birthday party was[Read More…]

Education savings account allows student to gain independence one step at a time

Editor’s note: This student profile first appeared on Step Up For Students’ Marketing blog. Dylan Quessenberry was 15 when he walked up a flight of stairs for the first time. It was 20 steps, linking two floors at his school. But for Dylan, who has cerebral palsy, that staircase was[Read More…]

A parent’s story: How a Georgia tax credit scholarship changed my grandson’s life

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia grandmother Martha Megahee was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My grandson Grayson has attended the Academy of Innovation in Gainesville, Georgia, since he was 8 years old. The academy is a private school that helps children like[Read More…]

Yes, school choice works in rural areas

Editor’s note: This story is one in a series about the benefits and success of education choice in Florida’s rural areas. For school choice opponents across America who say school choice can’t work in rural areas, say hi to Hope Rural School! Hope Rural School is a PreK-5 Catholic school[Read More…]

Pennsylvania can keep the education choice wave advancing

Editor’s note: Myles Slade-Bowers is a student at High Point University in North Carolina and a Future Leaders Fellow with the American Federation for Children. He benefited from a school choice tax credit scholarship in Pennsylvania and now fights to expand those opportunities to students like himself. When I was[Read More…]

Former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient featured on national podcast

Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and content marketing at the American Federation for Children and founder of Black Minds Matter, appeared as this week’s guest on the Ricochet Audio Network. Merriweather shared the story of how she rose from struggling student to national spokeswoman for education choice, discussing how[Read More…]

Bill Oberndorf: ‘This is the civil-rights issue of our time’

Editor’s note: This article, an edited excerpt from an Education Next podcast, features Education Next senior editor Paul Peterson interviewing philanthropist of the year Bill Oberndorf. The full piece, in which Oberndorf explains a state-based strategy for advancing school choice, appears in the Spring 2002 issue of Education Next. Paul[Read More…]

Alabama Catholic school will remain open after supporters rally to raise $450,000

An Alabama parochial school that played an important role in the nation’s civil rights movement and recently was threatened with closure now will stay open. Heart of Mary Catholic School, which has operated for 121 years in Mobile and serves primarily Black students, will continue to operate with an independent[Read More…]