Tag: education entrepreneurs

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…]

What can American education learn from Kenya?

Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile market when he introduced the assembly line and standardized the tools and parts to construct a car. His innovation allowed vehicles to be built cheaper, faster and with a higher quality than ever before. Flash forward more than a century, and dozens of successful industries[Read More…]

Entrepreneur’s worldwide micro-school network encourages ‘heroes’ to pursue self-directed learning

Editor’s note: You can read more about Jeff Sandefer’s success story here. Every comic book superhero has an origin story – a narrative that informs his or her identity and motivation. Orphaned science whiz Peter Parker became Spider-Man after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Russian assassin Natasha Romanoff, known[Read More…]

Best of 2021: Pandemic pod rockets South Florida entrepreneur into a new career

Editor’s note: reimaginED is proud to reintroduce to our readers our best content of 2021 such as this feature story from senior writer Lisa Buie. Christy Kian wasn’t sure what she was getting into last year when she agreed to help a parent struggling to educate her two children during[Read More…]

Inventive program builds on what students love to give them what they need

Just blocks from where waves roll in from the Atlantic, a well-traveled Toyota pickup stops every Friday around 9. Uli Frallicciardi lowers his tailgate and loads 15 green surfboards into the truck, enjoying the early morning tranquility at this Deerfield Beach surf shop just south of Boca Raton, Florida. Surfboards[Read More…]

Using education savings accounts to cut out the middleman a la Harry Tuttle

Terry Gilliam’s 1985 film Brazil mixed Orwellian dystopia with Monty Python dark comedic absurdity. Sadly, it now appears to have been keenly prescient. Robert de Niro’s character, Harry Tuttle, runs a guerrilla effort to fix people’s air conditioners due to the ineptitude of a bureaucracy known as Central Services. “This[Read More…]