Tag: Florida and tax credit scholarships

Florida’s changing landscape: 1.6 million students in Sunshine State choose education choice

Editor’s note: National School Choice Week 2023 kicked off Monday and continues through Saturday. The event celebrates K-12 options available to families while generating public awareness of the importance of ensuring that every child has the opportunity to find the best educational fit. More than 1.6 million K-12 students in Florida[Read More…]

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush responds to the filing of landmark education choice expansion legislation

Editor’s note: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, chairman and founder of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, issued the following statement in response to the filing of HB 1. The bill would significantly expand eligibility for education choice options to all K-12 students in Florida. “The right to a publicly funded[Read More…]

Florida student fighting for life since birth benefits from education choice scholarship for children with unique abilities

OKEECHOBEE – Peyton Williams entered this world with a damaged heart, a damaged airway and hardly any hope from doctors who examined her the day she was born. They told her mother her baby wouldn’t survive her first 24 hours. Then she was told Peyton wouldn’t live to her first birthday.[Read More…]

Florida proposes ‘transformational’ legislation that would extend education savings accounts to all K-12 students

A bill that Florida leaders are calling “transformational” would greatly expand the state’s 21-year-old education choice scholarship program by opening eligibility to all K-12 students in the Sunshine State and empowering parents to customize their children’s learning. “Florida is about expanding freedom and opportunity,” said House Speaker Paul Renner, R[Read More…]

podcastED: Florida parent credits state’s education choice scholarship for giving daughter a brighter future

On this episode, senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Kristin Hale of Jacksonville, Florida. Hale chose Christ the King Catholic School for her daughter, Ayla, the school she herself attended and where she teachers language arts and reading. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GgOjNf_ELIwRG-0BArVCdeOdQRXOe0C8/view?usp=share_link Until she got married last year, Hale had been a single[Read More…]

New private school seeks to connect Florida students with their Jewish roots

Rabbi Isaac Melnick thinks learning should be fun. As a young teacher in a Hebrew dual-language charter school in South Florida, he ran a lively after-school program that taught Torah to students who wanted to receive Judaic instruction. He called the program Torah 4 Everyone. He also ran Camp Cooluna, a[Read More…]

South Florida school a ‘builder of boys, maker of men’

Just now, the news Palm Beach Christian Preparatory School is making belongs on the sports pages — which is what you would expect when a bunch of coaches launches a private school. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. To its enormous credit, PBCPS embraces vigorous competition as one of[Read More…]

GOOOOOOOAL!!! South Florida soccer school blazing another path for school choice

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Danny Villegas knew that if South Florida wanted to develop the kind of elite soccer talent found in Europe, it would have to offer more than the usual part-time coaching and training – and reach more than just the kids from wealthier families. So five years[Read More…]