Tag: National School Choice Week

This National School Choice Week has been one of hope for West Virginia

Editor’s note: The following represents an excerpt of remarks delivered by Garrett Ballengee, executive director for the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, at the closing celebration of West Virginia’s National School Choice Week festivities at the state Capitol. First, I would like to thank everyone who attended today’s closing[Read More…]

School choice is making public education more diverse

Editor’s note: This commentary from Danielle Gregory-Williams, a magnet recruitment specialist in New Haven, Connecticut, makes the point that education choice is alive and well in public schools, too, rounding out our coverage of National School Choice Week. It appeared this week on the New Haven Register. National conversations about[Read More…]

Time to celebrate Florida’s commitment to human dignity, subsidiarity, common good, solidarity

Editor’s note: In today’s post, Michael Barrett, Associate for Education for the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, celebrates National School Choice Week by explaining why education choice is important on many fronts. To hear a 2021 podcast with Barrett and Step Up For Students’ president Doug Tuthill, click here. I recently[Read More…]

As we enter Year 3 of COVID, learning is everywhere this National School Choice Week

Editor’s note: This commentary from Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, answers the question: Do we need to keep talking about education choice? During the pandemic, learning pods took place in the strangest places, like roller skating rinks and karate studios. Today, many parents are still using learning[Read More…]

National School Choice Week 2022 sees a changed and changing K-12 sector

National School Choice WeekThe year 2022 arrived just after the second anniversary of the first American COVID-19 case being announced. A great deal has changed over the last two years, including a very large rise in multi-vendor education in the form of pods and tutors: This is very significant and[Read More…]

Nearly half of all Florida students attended a school of choice in 2020

Editor’s note: reimaginED kicks off National School Choice Week with an update on education choice enrollment across the state of Florida. Patrick Gibbons, a member of Step Up For Students’ policy and public affairs team, produces this post annually, along with the changing landscapes document that accompanies it. Nearly 1.6[Read More…]

School choice options are changing in Kissimmee, Fla., across the country

Editor’s note: This commentary from Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, appeared Thursday in the Osceola News-Gazette. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent, or have friends or neighbors who are. Baby Boomer, Gen X, or Millennial— the K-12 school scene has changed so much since[Read More…]

Parent demand for school choice surges

Editor’s note: This report from the organizers of National School Choice Week found that nearly 52% of parents in the United States have considered, or are considering, finding new schools for their children. Frustrated by COVID disruptions to their children’s schooling and seeking higher-quality education environments, nearly 14% of U.S. parents are[Read More…]