Tag: Center for Education Reform

Schools in Arizona, Florida are top winners in national entrepreneurship competition

Arizona’s only public school for students with autism took home the $1 million Yass Prize for innovation, while a Florida private school that seeks to help at-risk youth was among eight finalists that received $500,000 each on Wednesday. The grand prize recognizes Arizona Autism Charter School’s efforts to expand its[Read More…]

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…]

Top-notch Florida education entrepreneurs make first cut for $1 million national award

Five Florida education providers are among 64 quarterfinalists from 33 states and the District of Columbia who are in the running for a prestigious $1million award for educational excellence. SailFuture in St. Petersburg, RCMA Immokalee Community Academy, Hope Ranch Learning Academy in Hudson, Colossal Academy in Davie, and Kind Academy[Read More…]

Science center in the Ozarks reinvents itself, wins $1 million prize to continue offering education choice to families

Two years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic began shuttering childcare centers nationwide, a Springfield, Missouri, center that had been providing STEM education activities faced a critical decision. Should it close, or should it attempt to fill the area’s childcare gap? The team at The Discovery Center voted to stay open.[Read More…]

Florida remains no. 2 for parent power

When groups rank states based on a range of education reforms — school choice, charter schools, teacher quality, transparency, digital learning — it’s not surprising Florida lands near the top. But Indiana continues to eke its way into the no. 1 spot in the Center for Education Reform’s “Parent Power Index,” despite an ongoing political struggle[Read More…]

They want a charter school too?!

In one Florida city, the push for a charter school came from parents and teachers. In another, from a Democratic mayor. And in yet another, from the commander of one of the nation’s best-known military bases. Over the past six months alone, at least a half-dozen examples show Florida charter[Read More…]

Florida roundup: BAEO, charter school authorizers, standardized testing & more

School choice. The Black Alliance for Educational Options draws 650 attendees from 20 states to Orlando for its annual symposium. Check out #SY2013 on Twitter for what’s happening. Legendary school choice activist Howard Fuller says attendees shouldn’t be knee-jerk about the participation of for-profit companies. Also check out this redefinED[Read More…]