Tag: North Carolina and school choice

Research shows education savings accounts are being used precisely as intended

Recently, reimaginED executive editor Matt Ladner noted the 10th anniversary of education savings accounts, which debuted in Arizona in the form of the  Empowerment Scholarship Account. In the past decade, research has demonstrated a refreshing truth about the accounts. In an age of fake news, they have proved authentic, empowering[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Olympians and virtual schools, DC and CA charters shortchanged and more news

Alabama: The Institute for Justice, a national civil rights law firm, says vouchers are constitutional in the state (Al.com). Alaska: School choice opponents voice their concerns at a public hearing over a constitutional amendment to allow public funding of private schools (Anchorage Daily News, Nonprofit Quarterly). The proposed constitutional change[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: charters win in WA, voucher suit begins in NC, FL district denies military base charter & more

Alabama: Applications for the state’s new tax credit scholarship program are now open (Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund, WTVY) Arizona: Three charter schools will be shut down for poor performance (Arizona Business Journal). California: The L.A. metro area has the largest number of students attending charter schools in the nation (LA School Report).[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Florida education commissioner resigns, charter school plans in Mississippi and more

Florida: State education commissioner Gerard Robinson, a former president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, resigns amidst tumult over the state’s accountability system (Tampa Bay Times). Robinson says the move was for family reasons (Tampa Bay Times). Critics of Florida’s education reforms see an opportunity to change direction (News[Read More…]

redefinED blog stars: On reform-minded school boards, the promise of virtual charters and the NAACP’s betrayal

Editor’s note: For those new to redefinED, “blog stars” is our occasional compilation of good stuff from other ed blogs (with a newspaper op-ed thrown in now and then, too). Huffington Post: In search of the elusive, reform-minded school board member What most people don’t understand is that managing failure[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: A victory for school choice in New Hampshire, setbacks in North Carolina and more

New Hampshire: The state legislature overrides Gov. John Lynch’s veto of a tax credit scholarship bill. (Manchester Union-Leader) North Carolina: School choice leaders throw in the towel on a legislative proposal for tax credit scholarships. (Associated Press) A judge rules that a virtual charter school cannot open, siding with the state board of[Read More…]

redefinED blog stars: The problem with vouchers, with teacher tantrums, with Parents Across America and more

Editor’s note: Here’s our latest round-up of interesting stuff from other ed blogs. Rick Hess Straight Up: Self-Pitying Tantrums Are Poor Way for Educators to Win Friends, Influence People Fact 1: Teachers feel like they’re getting a bad rap in the public discourse. Fact 2: I’ve long since stopped reading the comments[Read More…]