Tag: Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities

podcastED: Florida scholarship mom says adding flexibility could benefit her family

On this episode, senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Jacquelyn Forte of Pensacola, Florida. Forte is the mother of four children, including three who attend a Catholic school on state education choice scholarships. Her oldest child, Jude, initially received the McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, which merged this year[Read More…]

CREATE Conservatory’s new home is a hole-in-one

    Once in a great while, the hook for an article — that is, the thing that caught the journalist’s eye in the first place — winds up being the least compelling aspect of the entire story. This does not mean that the hook in this case is any[Read More…]

Florida ranks as high achiever of educational freedom

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jonathan Butcher, Will Skillman Fellow in Education at the Heritage Foundation and a reimaginED guest blogger, and Jason Bedrick, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, appeared Saturday on orlandosentinel.com. You can listen to reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie’s podcast with[Read More…]

McKay Scholarship sunsets after serving more than 500,000 Florida students

After 23 years, Florida’s oldest K-12 private school scholarship is no more. The McKay Scholarship finished its final year funding $257.3 million in scholarships for 27,027 students with special needs according to a new report released by the Florida Department of Education this week. The McKay Scholarship began as a[Read More…]

podcastED: Florida mom credits education choice scholarship with helping daughter overcome learning challenges

On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Sherry White, a former district middle school teacher who taught near Ocala and now homeschools her 16-year-old daughter, Eilise. Born with autism and other medical conditions, Elise needed traditional physical and occupational therapies, but each session caused tantrums and screaming.[Read More…]

New autism center in Florida Keys offers education, therapy, resources – and hope

Editor’s note: Visit autismsocietyofthekeys.com for more information on the Carrie Brazer Center for Autism and cbc4autism.org for more on the Carrie Brazer School for Autism. For 23 years, the Carrie Brazer Center for Autism in Miami has served students on the autism spectrum and others with neurodiverse conditions. During that[Read More…]