Public School Choice

Study finds school choice decreases racial segregation in Ohio classrooms

Editor’s note: This analysis appeared last week on the74million.org. Home to a sizable charter school sector and a host of private academies, Ohio is one of the friendliest environments for school choice anywhere in the country. Now, as courts and politicians decide the future of the state’s school voucher program,[Read More…]

Celebrating National School Choice Week

Editor’s note: Nina Rees is the President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. reimaginED shares this commentary from Rees as National School Choice Week 2023 comes to a close. Happy National School Choice Week! This week is an opportunity to celebrate the 3.7 million students, 7,700[Read More…]

Florida’s changing landscape: 1.6 million students in Sunshine State choose education choice

Editor’s note: National School Choice Week 2023 kicked off Monday and continues through Saturday. The event celebrates K-12 options available to families while generating public awareness of the importance of ensuring that every child has the opportunity to find the best educational fit. More than 1.6 million K-12 students in Florida[Read More…]

Word for Word: Florida House speaker explains how HB 1 will create opportunities to customize learning

Editor’s note: Last week, Florida House leaders announced the filing of HB 1, a landmark bill that would expand education choice and customization to all students in the state through the availability of education savings accounts. If passed, the bill would also allocate enough funding to aid all students currently waiting[Read More…]

School choice options expanded across U.S. in 2022

Editor’s note: This analysis of school choice trends in 2002 appeared Monday on theanswertampa.com. More parents overwhelmingly chose school choice in 2022 after expressing frustration with lockdown policies, school boards and mandates. As more state legislators look to expand school choice policies in 2023, Florida is seen as a model[Read More…]

Best of 2022: Virtual reality charter school takes students to the moon, under the sea

Editor’s note: In keeping with our year-end tradition, the team at reimaginED reviewed our work over the past 12 months to find stories and commentaries that represent our best content of 2022. This post from reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie is the sixth in our series. Buie donned a headset[Read More…]

Keep an open mind about so-called for-profit charter schools

Editor’s note: This commentary from Amber M. Northern, senior vice president for research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and Nathaniel Grossman, an editorial and program associate at Fordham, written expressly for reimgainED, explores the myths and misperceptions about charter schools. More than two years ago, a Florida newspaper editorial[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…]