Tag: education savings accounts

Microgrants offer families flexible spending opportunities

Editor’s note: This commentary from Ben DeGrow, a policy director for education choice at ExcelinEd, appeared last week on the organization’s website. In recent years, 10 states have introduced education microgrant programs, providing small sums of money to parents to spend on supplemental educational services like educational therapies or tutoring[Read More…]

Utah governor signs major education funding bill, becoming third state to enshrine school choice into law

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on foxnews.com. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, R., on Saturday signed a major school choice bill, giving parents more options for their child’s education. H.B. 215 provides established the “Utah Fits All Scholarship Program” and provided funding for the program as well as boosted teacher pay.[Read More…]

Parents will be the winners with proposed school choice assistance legislation

Editor’s note: This commentary from William Mattox, director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options at The James Madison Institute and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Thursday on tallahassee.com. The Florida Legislature’s 2023 session will begin in early March, soon after Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers report[Read More…]

Utah’s irreversible momentum

In the film Honeymoon in Vegas, Nicolas Cage jumps out of a plane with the Flying Elvises-Utah Chapter! The Flying Elvi are still donning the rhinestone suits and jumping out of planes today. Irreversible momentum Utah chapter! Back in the Dark Ages (2021) and before the nation had effectively no[Read More…]

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, Libs of TikTok, others urge Florida lawmakers to expand school choice

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on foxnews.com. A coalition of school choice proponents signed a letter that urges Florida lawmakers to pass an unprecedented education savings account bill. Florida House Bill 1, which the state’s House Speaker described as the “largest” school choice measure, would provide access to education[Read More…]

‘Transformational’ education choice bill wins approval in first legislative hearing

A bill that would extend eligibility for flexible spending accounts to all K-12 students cleared its first hurdle today on the way to becoming the largest expansion of education choice in Florida’s history. Members of the House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee voted 13-4 to move HB 1 forward to its[Read More…]

Education choice expansion bill endorsed by statewide business group Florida Council of 100

A statewide group of top business leaders has endorsed landmark legislation that would extend education choice to all K-12 students in Florida. The Florida Council of 100 issued the following statement on Wednesday in support of HB 1, which is scheduled for a hearing Thursday before the House Choice and[Read More…]

‘It’s just time to be bold’: Oklahoma lawmaker files Education Freedom Act

Editor’s note: This article appeared Saturday on Oklahoma’s ktul.com. During the upcoming legislative session, Oklahoma lawmakers could take up SB 822, the Education Freedom Act, which aims to allow parents to set up education savings accounts for their children. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters (R) is supporting the measure.[Read More…]