Tag: Florida school choice

Step Up For Students weekly enrollment numbers for the week ending 12/17/2021

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (income-based scholarships): 154,932 enrolled students, 16 percent higher than in December, 2020 53 percent of students live in single-parent households 67 percent Black or Hispanic $40,759 average household income Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities: 23,720 students[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…]

Study: Who gains the most when education choice programs scale up?

  Editor’s note: The following study of the effects of increased education choice competition on students at neighborhood schools was done by David Figlio, Cassandra M.D. Hart and Krzysztof Karbownik and originally appeared in Education Next. Advocates for taxpayer-funded school-choice programs cite the potential of market competition to spur educational[Read More…]

Florida K-12 scholarship programs earn top rankings in national guidebook

Five Florida K-12 scholarship programs have landed in the top tier of education choice programs ranked by a national school choice advocacy group. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and the McKay Scholarship programs each took top honors in their respective categories in rankings released today by the American Federation for[Read More…]

podcastED: Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill interviews SUFS founder John Kirtley

On this episode, Tuthill and Kirtley celebrate 20 years of serving students and their families, which has culminated in the organization awarding its 1-millionth education choice scholarship. Kirtley, a venture capitalist and the founder of Step Up For Students, was first inspired to make education choice his mission during the[Read More…]