Lisa Buie

New Hampshire’s Learn Everywhere program creates wins for families, teachers, schools, communities

(reimaginED) – High school sophomore Eli George plans to pursue a career in finance or engineering, and he wants to get in as many STEM…

Florida innovation academy’s specialized training will prepare students regardless of post-high school path

(reimaginED) – As leaders across the nation have suggested college isn’t the only path to success, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been pointing to high…

Microschool startup in Miami will combine in-person, online formats for deep-dive education

(reimaginED) – Imagine a school that offers lectures from the nation’s top subject matter experts online, lets students learn social skills from compassionate, in-person teachers…

Tampa Bay school district to launch second combination magnet school, YMCA in Florida

(reimaginED) – Nearly a quarter century ago, Florida’s Lake Nona community near Orlando made history by being the first in the nation to combine its…

‘School choice can be a powerful tool,’ says Florida’s former top education choice official

(reimaginED) – After being named the Florida Teacher of the Year for 2020, Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham served as executive director of the Office of Independent…

Former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talks education freedom and what’s in her upcoming book

(reimaginED) – Former U.S. Secretary of Education and longtime education choice champion Betsy DeVos is  promoting her new book, “Hostages No More: The Fight for…

Jacksonville Catholic school one of many schools hoping summer programs will address pandemic learning loss

(reimaginED) – As many students continue to struggle academically more than two years since COVID-19 hit, one Florida Catholic school has a focused plan to…

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis re-emphasizes his commitment to education choice

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave the keynote address Friday at the Florida Parent Educators Association’s annual convention. DeSantis, who on Thursday signed two bills that make…

Florida moves forward on charter school reform

(reimaginED) – Charter schools in Florida will have a smoother path following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ signing on Thursday of two bills related to charter school…

What’s next for Tennessee’s education savings account program?

(reimaginED) – A week after winning a key battle in a challenge to its 2019 education choice program, Tennessee officials remain unsure when the program…

Former public school teacher offers advice for starting a microschool

(reimaginED) – Amy Marotz’s decision to start a microschool began the way such decisions have begun for others: She became a parent. The former educator,…

Teach Florida celebrates first anniversary of nation’s largest education choice expansion

(reimaginED) – Like most birthday parties for 1-year-olds, this one had cake. It featured remarks from guests who were impressed with the past 12 months…

Science center in the Ozarks reinvents itself, wins $1 million prize to continue offering education choice to families

(reimaginED) – Two years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic began shuttering childcare centers nationwide, a Springfield, Missouri center that had been providing STEM education activities…

Q&A with a Catholic school advocate who has returned to her roots

(reimaginED) – Catholic education has been an integral part of Cristina Rodriguez’s life. Her mother was a teacher in Cuba at a School of the…

Tennessee Legislature votes to expand education choice to students with dyslexia

(reimaginED) – About 36,000 more students in the Volunteer State could soon get access to education choice scholarships that will allow parents to customize their…

State colleges look to expand high school programs to boost sagging enrollment

Like their counterparts nationally, many of Florida’s locally governed public colleges experienced enrollment declines before the pandemic that only grew steeper after its onset. Also like their…

Florida private school to launch video gaming academy and esports team

(reimaginED) – Competitive video gaming has exploded in high schools over the past several years following its official recognition as a sport in 2018 by…

Legislature’s veto override means charter schools could soon open in Kentucky

(reimaginED) – An override of Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto Wednesday night could clear the way for charter schools to open in Kentucky, five years after…

Supporters rally to raise $450,000 to keep historic Alabama Catholic school open

An Alabama parochial school that played an important role in the nation’s civil rights movement and recently was threatened with closure now will stay open.…

Florida governor signs bill offering state K-12 scholarships to Florida law enforcement officers’ dependents

(reimaginED) – With uniformed sheriff’s deputies looking on, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed HB 3, a bill aimed at recruiting and retaining law…

Florida Board of Education approves rules for military friendly schools to become ‘Purple Star campuses’

Florida schools seeking to be military-friendly now will be able to earn the right to claim that designation under rules the Florida State Board of…

School choice advocate on why Biden admin proposal hinders charters

(reimaginED) – Last week, the Biden administration proposed new rules for its start-up grant program for charter schools. If adopted, the rules would make it…

Key West’s only Catholic school plans expansion to accommodate enrollment growth

(reimaginED) – Jim Rigg likes to call the latest Catholic school enrollment trends “the Great Registration.” Modifying the catchphrase “the Great Resignation” about the large…

South Florida mom shares how school choice scholarship offered haven to bullied daughter

(reimaginED) – On this episode, reimaginED Senior Writer Lisa Buie talks with Cherie Sanders, mother of a thriving eighth-grader at a faith-based school in the…

Michigan advocates seek constitutional remedy for governor’s veto on education choice bills

(reimaginED) – Two vetoed bills that would empower education-minded families for the first time in Michigan’s history are getting another chance to become law, thanks to…

Entrepreneur’s worldwide micro-school network encourages ‘heroes’ to pursue self-directed learning

(reimaginED) – Every comic book superhero has an origin story – a narrative that informs his or her identity and motivation. Orphaned science whiz Peter…

Florida charter school bills appear headed for approval

(reimaginED) – A bill that would make it easier for Florida charter schools to be approved has passed both houses of the Florida Legislature and…

Former business exec launches Tampa microschool focused on self-directed learning

A former healthcare executive is among a growing number of entrepreneurs taking a hard look at traditional education models, hoping to forge a path beyond lectures, homework, tests, and strict timelines for mastering skills.

Florida Senate approves bill that would expand unique abilities scholarships, clarify dual enrollment rules

Students who were not able to receive funding this year from the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities could get some relief if…

Florida senate bill could shut door to college credit for private school and homeschool students

Last year, private school families celebrated legislation that created a $15.5 million state fund to cover the costs of private school students who participated in…