Patrick R. Gibbons

By the numbers: An analysis of religious school enrollment in Florida

(reimaginED) – More than 173,000 students in Florida attend private religious schools using one of the state’s education choice scholarships, representing nearly 70% of all…

The pandemic fundamentally changed the way parents view K-12 education, report says

(reimaginED) – The Covid-19 pandemic proved that K-12 education was ripe for disruption. A new report from Tyton Partners finds that a majority of parents “prefer…

Florida scholarship programs set new records as enrollment soars

(reimaginED) – The 2022-23 school year got off to a strong start for education choice scholarships in the Sunshine State, with several programs seeing record-breaking…

Survey shows Florida’s private schools may soon be full

(reimaginED) – Florida’s private schools may reach full enrollment capacity in as little as three years according to data from a survey conducted by Step…

Florida corporations funded more than $500 million in scholarships in 2021-22

(reimaginED) – The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship served 85,612 low- and middle-income students last year, according to a new report from the Florida Department of Education. The program…

Can an old case from Florida stop voucher expansion?

(reimaginED) – School choice opponents in West Virginia recently turned to an unlikely place for help stopping school vouchers: Florida. With the U.S. Supreme Court…

Home education remains a popular option in post-pandemic Florida

(reimaginED) – Families who chose home education during the pandemic not only liked the option, but may have told a few friends. A new report…

Florida’s private school enrollment eclipses 400,000 students

(reimaginED) – Florida’s private school enrollment bounced back from the pandemic stronger and healthier than ever according to the Florida Department of Education’s latest annual…

SCOTUS decision opens the door for school choice, renders Blaine Amendment mostly dead

Blaine Amendments prohibiting the public support of religious schools, once used to bludgeon school choice supporters during legislative debates, is dead. Or, at least mostly…

Public schools can’t escape criticism when reflecting on Brown v. Board

(reimaginED) – Nearly 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education rewrote the rules of American K-12 education, pundits and academics are still debating its…

New research unpacks Michigan’s proposed education savings account program

(reimaginED) – Michigan’s tax-credit-funded education savings account program could save state and local governments as much as $386 million a year, according to new research…

Almost 5,000 struggling Florida readers reaped benefits of Reading Scholarship program in 2020-21

(reimaginED) – Nearly $2.5 million in Reading Scholarships were awarded to 4,961 Florida students during the 2020-21 school year according to a report prepared by…

New study shows intriguing results in education savings account use to support learning

(reimaginED) – The longer parents utilize education savings accounts, the more comfortable they become using scholarship funds on curriculum, tutoring and educational services, a new…

New national poll shows support for education choice continues to grow

Support for school choice has increased since April 2020 by eight percentage points, from 64% to 72%, according to a new poll from RealClear Opinion…