Public School Choice

Why school choice can mean a better education for underserved students

Editor’s note: This commentary from Lexi Boccuzzi, a University of Pennsylvania sophomore from Stamford, Conn., studying philosophy, politics and economics, appeared Monday on The Daily Pennsylvanian. The term “school choice” is defined as “a program or policy in which students are given the choice to attend a school other than[Read More…]

A rigorous curriculum is why this school is rising

STUART, Fla. – The trials of Odysseus have nothing on the long and winding road that is classical education in America. Odysseus wandered for a decade. Classical education has been sidelined for a century. But the gleaming new school in this stretch of Florida, not far from where lost treasures[Read More…]

New network is connecting state charter school authorizers and districts that recognize, value charters

Editor’s note: This commentary from three leaders in the charter school arena – Melissa Brady, executive director of the Florida Association of Charter School Authorizers; Alex Medler, executive director of the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers; and Tom Hutton, executive director of California Charter Authorizing Professionals; appeared Monday on[Read More…]

A tale of three Pennsylvania schools, Part 3

Editor’s note: reimaginED guest bloggers Walter Blanks Jr. and Nathan Cunneen, who serve as press secretary and communications associate, respectively, for the American Federation for Children, recently had the chance to see the inner workings of several charter, private and virtual schools in Pennsylvania. Their visits came courtesy of an[Read More…]

Florida Reading Scholarship program helps twins stay on pace and excel in middle school

Since they were babies, Darnell Taylor’s identical twin daughters, Janae, and Sasha, have loved books. First, picture books, then chapter books. Now, the 12-year-olds are finding novels on BookTok, the bookish community on TikTok, where people post videos recommending books, make pithy observations about reading, and share their love of[Read More…]

Listen to parents: Families say they want more school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, appeared Tuesday on USA Today. Schools are often regarded as the center of our society, and never has that been more true than now. Issues of health, safety, social justice, economics and[Read More…]

A tale of three Pennsylvania schools, Part 1

Editor’s note: reimaginED guest bloggers Walter Blanks Jr. and Nathan Cunneen, who serve as press secretary and communications associate, respectively, for the American Federation for Children, recently had the chance to see the inner workings of several charter, private and virtual schools in Pennsylvania. Their visits came courtesy of an[Read More…]

Florida Transportation Scholarship program aims to remove barriers, aid education choice

Jenifer Hernandez is every bit the school choice mom, though her two daughters attend Jacksonville public schools. Her 7-year-old, Sienna Vira, goes to Seaside Charter Elementary, a school inspired by the Waldorf education tradition. Eleven-year-old Mariavictoria Vira attends LaVilla Middle School of the Arts, a Duval County Public Schools magnet,[Read More…]