Tag: National School Choice Week

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…]

Lauderdale Lakes among local governments supporting National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week, which this year runs Jan. 23 through 29, shines a spotlight on effective education options for children in grades K-12. Be it public, charter, private, magnet, virtual, home school, learning pod or micro-school, all are celebrated, as the focus is on choice and parents’ right to[Read More…]

Teachers unions are keeping kids out of the classroom; school choice can ensure they learn anyway

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jude Schwallbach, research associate and project coordinator at The Heritage Foundation, originally appeared in The Daily Signal. National School Choice Week has taken on renewed importance this year, as too many families are approaching the one-year mark of crisis online learning provided by their public[Read More…]

Once again, charter schools dominate Florida’s education choice landscape

The 11th National School Choice Week celebration kicked off Monday as various organizations, schools, parents and students celebrate educational opportunities in their own unique way. RedefinED celebrates School Choice Week by releasing its 12th annual Florida Changing Landscapes document. This most recent document, created from Florida Department of Education data,[Read More…]

Despite challenges, COVID has allowed families to explore new frontiers

Moviegoers learned in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” that Capt. James T. Kirk was the only cadet in Starfleet history to beat the training exercise Kobayashi Maru, created as a no-win scenario to test leadership and decision-making.  Born with a rebellious streak that gained him the reputation as[Read More…]

For this year’s National School Choice Week, we’re supporting parents by celebrating all education options

Editor’s note: This commentary from Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, appeared today on The 74. In the midst of sudden school closures and a wild election season, many families heard about school choice for the first time this past year, though it’s been around for decades. I[Read More…]

Status quo mentality antithetical to education equity

Editor’s note: As National School Choice Week winds down, Step Up For Students’ manager of charter school initiatives Keith Jacobs considers the challenge of achieving educational equity for all and the danger inherent in embracing the status quo. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sitting in his Birmingham jail cell in 1963, the[Read More…]