Tag: tax credit scholarships

Education reimaginED from a recent student’s perspective

It’s become increasingly clear that education choice is important. Research shows it improves academic outcomes. It increases a student’s chances of getting into college. It also plays a key role in addressing an increasingly distressing and problematic truth, one that isn’t talked about enough: Most kids don’t understand why they[Read More…]

Unique Florida learning option offers families safety, choice, peace of mind

Like a school, but better. That’s how Ali Kaufman, founder and CEO of Space of Mind, describes a revolutionary program that engages students, families, educators and the larger community in experiential learning. Kaufman’s brainchild, launched in 2004, is not a traditional school. Nor is it a tutoring center. It’s not[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Pennsylvania State Sen. Scott Martin

On this episode, Tuthill talks to the chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee about education choice in the Keystone State and the outcome of the 2021 legislative session. Despite a divided government, Pennsylvania created new charter school authorizers and increased its Educational Improvement Tax Credit program funding by $40[Read More…]

New school year brings expanded education options for students, families

Editor’s note: This commentary from John Schoof, a research associate at the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, appeared Thursday on The Daily Signal. Over a million additional students will be eligible to use private school choice options this school year, thanks to the legislative boom across the country in[Read More…]

American Federation for Children leaders discuss education choice on national podcast

When the producers of the national podcast Ruthless sat down to brainstorm topics for coverage at the start of the new school year, one idea rose to the top of the list: a deep dive on education choice and how it’s currently playing out across the nation. They chose two[Read More…]

Challenge coming to Ohio’s education choice legislation

A coalition of about 70 Ohio public school districts is threatening a lawsuit challenging legislation enacted this year to provide a broader range of educational opportunities for families. Included in HB 110 was removal of caps on the number of EdChoice Scholarships allowing children from low- and middle-income households to[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Kansas state Rep. Kristey Williams on expanding education choice

On this episode, Tuthill talks to the chair of the Kansas House K-12 Education Budget Committee about the education choice landscape in her state. After attempting to create the Sunflower State’s first education savings account during the last legislative session, Kansas lawmakers settled for an expansion of the existing tax credit[Read More…]

More reinforcement on national expansion of education choice

Following up on the Wall Street Journal’s declaration that 2021 is “the year of school choice,” politics and government reporter Alan Greenblatt reported in depth this week for Education Next on education choice wins in several states. Greenblatt singled out Florida for high praise: Florida remains a leader in providing[Read More…]