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Word for word: SUFS president on expansion of education choice in Florida

Editor’s note: Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill appeared last week before the Florida House of Representatives’ Pre-K – 12 Education Appropriations Subcommittee to answer questions about how state scholarship programs are managed and how improvements could be made after passage of HB 7045, the nation’s largest education choice[Read More…]

Florida Tax Credit Scholarships lead to a rising tide

For two decades, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program has created “a rising tide of competition” that “has lifted many boats.” That’s according to researchers David Figlio, Cassandra Hart and Krzysztof Karbownik in a new report that appeared recently in Education Next, an online education magazine published by Harvard University’s[Read More…]

Best of the week on reimaginED

Scholarship mom discusses the challenges of finding the best educational fit for her children with dyslexia On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Shannon Bloodworth, a parent and education choice advocate from Archer, a small community 15 miles southwest of Gainesville, Florida. Her daughter, Ella, 11, and[Read More…]

Florida Reading Scholarship program helps twins stay on pace and excel in middle school

Since they were babies, Darnell Taylor’s identical twin daughters, Janae, and Sasha, have loved books. First, picture books, then chapter books. Now, the 12-year-olds are finding novels on BookTok, the bookish community on TikTok, where people post videos recommending books, make pithy observations about reading, and share their love of[Read More…]

More than half of all K-12 private school students enroll with help of a scholarship

Students on a Florida education choice scholarship made up more than half of the K-12 student population for the first time in state history last year, with 54.3% of all K-12 students enrolling thanks to a scholarship. According to data from the Florida Department of Education’s annual and quarterly reports,[Read More…]

State Department of Education releases final enrollment figures for Florida Tax Credit Scholarship

More than $662 million in tax credit scholarships was awarded during the 2020-21 school year according to an enrollment report released by the Florida Department of Education. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program enrolled 106,112 low- and middle-income students during the pandemic. Step Up For Students, which hosts this blog,[Read More…]

podcastED: Scholarship mom discusses the challenges of finding the best educational fit for her children with dyslexia

  On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Shannon Bloodworth, a parent and education choice advocate from Archer, a small community 15 miles southwest of Gainesville, Florida. Her daughter, Ella, 11, and son, Holton, 7, receive the Family Empowerment Scholarship for students with Unique Abilities. https://www.redefinedonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Lisa_ShannonBloodworth_EDIT.mp3 Bloodworth[Read More…]