Tag: education reform

Best of the week on reimaginED

National charter school leader predicts greater grassroots involvement in public education post-pandemic Debbie Veney already had earned a journalism degree from Howard University when the nation’s first public charter school, City Academy Charter School in St. Paul, Minnesota, opened its doors nearly 30 years ago. She enjoyed the benefits of[Read More…]

Taking the long view on education choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Walter Blanks, press secretary for the American Federation for Children and a beneficiary of education choice, is an exclusive to reimaginED. We all can agree education choice is extremely important and that it has been transformational for students. Well, most of us can. While there[Read More…]

Research shows education savings accounts are being used precisely as intended

Recently, reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner noted the 10th anniversary of education savings accounts, which debuted in Arizona in the form of the  Empowerment Scholarship Account. In the past decade, research has demonstrated a refreshing truth about the accounts. In an age of fake news, they have proved authentic, empowering[Read More…]

Michigan House, Senate okay bills creating tax credits for school scholarships

Both the Michigan House and Senate are advancing bills, introduced last week, that would provide tax credits to residents who contribute to a scholarship program for students to use at schools of their choice. Under the legislation, individuals could contribute money toward scholarship-granting organizations under the Student Opportunity Scholarship program.[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…]

Innovation, common sense needed to address school transportation challenges

Editor’s note: Emily Anne Gullickson, founder and CEO of A for Arizona, provided this commentary exclusively to reimaginED. You can hear reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner conducting a podcast with Gullickson here. Across the country, there have been countless stories this school year about school bus driver shortages and the[Read More…]

Opinion: A modest education reform that could save Connecticut taxpayers billions

Editor’s note: This commentary from Lewis M. Andrews, chair of the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation of Connecticut, appeared Saturday on the New Haven Register. A recently released school reform study in New York promises timely fiscal as well as educational benefits, and not just for the Empire State. Some quick[Read More…]