Tag: education customization

Report: Parents say learning should be part of everything, everywhere, all at once

Consulting firm Tyton Partners, in collaboration with the Walton Family Foundation and Stand Together Trust, today released a new report, Choose to Learn 2022, that looks at data collected from more than 3,000 K-12 parents and more than 150 K-12 suppliers across all 50 states in the United States. The[Read More…]

New Hampshire’s Learn Everywhere program creates wins for families, teachers, schools, communities

Editor’s note: For a list of frequently asked questions about Learn Everywhere, click here. High school sophomore Eli George plans to pursue a career in finance or engineering, and he wants to get in as many STEM courses as possible before graduation. But he also must fulfill the state’s requirements[Read More…]

Emerging market in public education is a good thing

Words such as voucher, privatization, profit and corporation are often used as weapons by individuals and groups who oppose parental empowerment and school choice. Using words as weapons is especially common during periods of significant social change – we all do it – but the practice undermines civic discourse and[Read More…]

A new tool for school choice – Matthew Ladner, podcastED

Call them Vouchers 2.0. In the age of customization, researcher Matthew Ladner sees education savings accounts as the tool for the times. Unlike vouchers or tax credit scholarships, ESAs would allow parents to use state funds to pay for a blend of K-12 educational options – schools, tutors, online programs, etc., in whatever[Read More…]

Khan Academy partners with private school choice in Florida

A few months ago, 13-year-old ninth-grader Giovanni Munnerlyn was in a public middle school in Tampa, Fla., being shuffled from one math class to another. He felt like giving up on the subject. His mom felt helpless. But last night, he and Mom (shown here) sat side by side in the[Read More…]

Education factions battle at the DNC

The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, at least in the area of public education policy, was on full display yesterday at two panel discussions organized by Democrats for Education Reform. (Full disclosure:  I am DFER’s Florida coordinator.) The first panel consisted of Democratic state legislators from Colorado,[Read More…]