Patrick R. Gibbons

Patrick Gibbons is public affairs manager at Step Up for Students and a research fellow for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. A former teacher, he lived in Las Vegas, Nev., for five…

Nearly 49% of Florida students are using school choice options

(reimaginED) – More than 1.6 million K-12 students in Florida – nearly 49% of the student population – are using the education option selected by their parent or guardian as… Read More

January 24, 2023
Christian Schools, Legislation
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 students receiving scholarships. Florida’s two… Read More

November 16, 2022
Public Education
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 to direct and curate… Read More

November 11, 2022
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 enrollment. Overall, more than 240,000… Read More

October 20, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
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 Up For Students, a state-approved… Read More

October 18, 2022