Tag: private schools

Test scores plus responsibility

“Liberty means responsibility.” George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman The school choice movement continues to plead its case by focusing on “results.” That is, the experts compare the test scores of low-income students whose parents have transferred them to a “charter” school against those of age-mates who remain in the[Read More…]

Survey of scholarship schools shows few have received federal COVID-19 relief

More than three months after the CARES Act appropriated billions of dollars to aid the education of low-income students in public and private schools, most eligible private schools in Florida have yet to see financial relief according to a recent survey of participating private schools conducted by Step Up for[Read More…]

Catholic virtual school offers options to families seeking online faith-based education

When Susana Moro was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia nearly four years ago, a faith-based virtual school in South Florida allowed her daughter to stay home with her mom while keeping up with her schoolwork. “She felt very comfortable and loved the classes,” said Moro, who underwent a successful bone[Read More…]

Florida Virtual School to offer online course content, platform use to private schools

  Florida private schools seeking online learning options for students who are not ready to return to campus just got a lifeline from one of nation’s leaders in virtual education. Florida Virtual School, the state’s 23-year-old public online school district, recently announced it would make its roster of 190 courses[Read More…]

National micro-school model hoping to make inroads in Florida

A network of non-traditional schools that has attracted nationwide attention from families seeking safe learning options during the pandemic could be part of Florida’s future. Arizona-based Prenda, which launched in 2018 and now boasts more than 200 partnerships with private schools, public school districts and individual public charter schools, features[Read More…]

Private schools and the back-to-school calculation

If summer 2020 was the season parents, students, and educators considered the cost of the pandemic, fall will be the time families seek value. Even in April, just weeks after most school buildings in the U.S. closed and instruction moved online — with uneven results — more than two-thirds of[Read More…]

3 things parents need to know about school reopening

Editor’s note: Policy expert and redefinED guest blogger Jonathan Butcher wrote this commentary for the Goldwater Institute. It appeared June 18 on the institute’s blog, In Defense of Liberty. As students around the country begin summer break, the status of K-12 school operations is different from state to state—even district[Read More…]