Tag: education legislation

Money, schools and religion: A controversial combo returns to the Supreme Court

Editor’s note: This commentary from Charles J. Russo, Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Health Sciences and research professor of law at the University of Dayton, appeared last week on The Conversation. Since 1947, one topic in education has regularly come up at the Supreme[Read More…]

How education choice lawsuits could radically change education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Amanda Kieffer, communications director for the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, appeared on projectforeverfree.org. It’s been a tempestuous couple of years for education reform, but the clouds have broken over 2021, and the silver linings have rarely shown as bright. Following two years of[Read More…]

Commentary: Paying for our sons’ schooling isn’t easy, but it’s so very important to us

Editor’s note: This post from Malka Kownat-Rhodes, a longtime professional in the special education field and a school funding specialist with Teach Florida, appeared Thursday on Florida Politics. One of the hottest topics of debate in the Florida legislative session was school choice legislation. For all the back and forth[Read More…]

HB 3, HB 419 geared to giving Florida children a jump start on education

Included in an array of legislative proposals aimed at improving educational outcomes for Florida’s students are two that focus on early childhood learning and literacy. On Tuesday, the House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee approved legislation to establish a statewide program to deliver free books to elementary-school students identified as struggling readers.[Read More…]

Dual enrollment bill would ensure equal access to college courses to all high school students

The staff at Center Academy used to encourage eligible high school students to enroll in classes through Florida’s dual enrollment program. Not only did it pave the way for those students to get a head start on college; it boosted their confidence and allowed any with reservations if college was[Read More…]

With lawmakers not in session, bureaucrats should not regulate pods

Policymakers have a knack for finding private endeavors they presume still need fixing. The latest example? Learning pods. With many schools closed to in-person instruction this fall, many parents have quickly adapted, developing the pods to continue their children’s education. Now policymakers are catching up with rules and regulations. Learning[Read More…]