Tag: private schools

American Federation For Children future leader Hunter Hickson on consistent action, service to others

Editor’s note: This profile is the fourth in a series featuring former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipients who are included in the 2020 cohort of the American Federation For Children’s Future Leaders Fellowship. Despite growing up as one of four children in a single-parent household, Hunter Hickson had no idea[Read More…]

Word for Word: A parent’s plea for education choice

Among parent and educator advocates speaking Thursday before the Senate Appropriations Committee in favor of legislation that would streamline scholarship programs for Florida’s schoolchildren was Jerold Maynard. The firefighter and father of two spoke in favor of SB 48, which would eliminate the requirement that students applying for a Family[Read More…]

Dual enrollment bill would ensure equal access to college courses to all high school students

The staff at Center Academy used to encourage eligible high school students to enroll in classes through Florida’s dual enrollment program. Not only did it pave the way for those students to get a head start on college; it boosted their confidence and allowed any with reservations if college was[Read More…]

Executive profile: Mid-South Independent School Business Officers president and CEO Damian Kavanagh

Since July 2017, Damian Kavanagh has served as an officer of MISBO, a nonprofit association serving independent private schools in 18 states including Florida and the District of Columbia. He spent seven years as a vice president with the Southern Association of Independent Schools where he oversaw accreditation and membership[Read More…]

In her own words: A Step Up Scholar on the most important thing she learned in high school

Editor’s note: Isabella Garcia, a senior at La Progresiva Presbyterian School in South Florida, wrote this essay as part of her college application. Located in a working-class section of Miami, La Progresiva serves 622 students who qualify for Florida Tax Credit Scholarships. Isabella’s essay came to redefinED unsolicited and is[Read More…]

Survey indicates many K-12 private schools are flourishing during the pandemic

As schools continue to struggle with balancing the health needs of their communities with the education needs of their students, one segment of the K-12 education landscape has shown resilience, and in many cases, is managing to thrive. According to a survey of 160 private schools in 15 states and[Read More…]