Tag: Gardiner Scholarship Program

New report shows majority of Gardiner funding was spent on tuition in 2019-20

Families with children on Florida’s Gardiner Scholarship for students with special needs spent $117 million on private school tuition, books, curriculum, technology tutoring and more during the 2019-20 school year, according to a new report compiled by Step Up For Students. While more than half (close to 57%) of scholarship[Read More…]

New report sheds light on perspective of Florida families participating in Gardiner, McKay scholarship programs

Editor’s note: Materials related to the study are posted to a landing page accessible at https://ceresinstitute.org/choices-and-challenges/. Nearly all Florida parents participating in two state scholarship programs for children with special needs are somewhat or very satisfied with their child’s educational experience according to a new study released today from researchers[Read More…]

House bill to simplify education choice scholarships heads for floor vote

An education choice bill that would streamline options for families who receive state scholarships won approval today from the House Appropriations Committee and is headed for a floor vote. HB 7045 passed with Democratic Reps. James Bush III of Opa-Locka, Anika Omphroy of Sunrise, Nicholas Duran of Miami, and Patricia[Read More…]

Education savings accounts offer creative solutions for students with learning differences

Chrissy Weisenberger is one busy mom. With five children, including 3-year-old twin boys and two daughters who are both on the autism spectrum, homeschooling the whole brood made the most sense for the family. It allows her to design each child’s learning plan to best fit his or her educational[Read More…]

Horse therapy opens new world for blind teen

Editor’s note: You can read an earlier story about Sarah Clanton here. Be sure to watch the video of Yvonne Clanton telling Sarah’s story at the end of this post. Yvonne Clanton realizes some might question why a state scholarship would pay for kids to ride horses. She wondered herself,[Read More…]