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Catholic education leaders urge support for federal school choice bill

(reimaginED) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic education leaders are urging support for a federal school choice bill that is poised to…

West Virginia charter schools finding solid ground

(reimaginED) – Weeks into the start of a new school year that saw the launch of the first approved public charter schools in West Virginia,…

STUDY: Microschool students show academic growth

(reimaginED) – A new study from researchers at the venerable RAND Corporation takes the important step of evaluating the academic growth achieved by children at…

Oklahoma school choice scholarship benefiting students, but opposition persists

(reimaginED) – For more than a decade now, the state’s Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (LNH) program has been helping children with…

A parent’s story: Private school, Opportunity Scholarship restores high schooler’s love of learning

(reimaginED) – I am a single dad with full custody of my two children living in southwestern Pennsylvania. Raising two boys on my own is…

U.S. Department of Education tightens restrictions, and deadline, to apply for charter school grants

(reimaginED) — States and charter operators have just a month to scramble for grants under a vastly revamped federal program in which, for the first…

The fight for school choice must continue

(reimaginED) – Perhaps more than any other year, 2022 began with education on everyone’s mind. January saw teacher’s union strikes at a time when students…

A parent’s story: How education savings accounts are changing lives in our family

(reimaginED) – When our son Thomas was about to move to first grade, his teacher told us he should repeat kindergarten. Being a teacher myself,…

Poll shows families support DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

(reimaginED) – Sixty-six percent of voters support reauthorization of one of the founding programs of the school choice movement according to a new poll released…

The impact of the 2022 Florida legislative session on public education

(reimaginED) – On this episode, Step Up For Students President Doug Tuthill and Legislative Affairs Manager Alexis Laroe discuss the changes coming to education choice…

Former Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent brings education choice vision to nation’s second-largest school district

(reimaginED) – In a letter to members of the Los Angeles Unified School District community – families, students, educators and staff – newly seated superintendent…

Privately-funded education program transformed its Florida community, inspires others

An Indiana school recently sent a team of six to visit the Tangelo Park Program in Orlando, Florida. Created in 1993 by hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen, the program offers free preschool for children ages 2 through 4 living in the Tangelo Park area. It has completely transformed the Tangelo community.

Hopeful idea from Washington: Give students options when schools close

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is not shy when talking about the grades he earned in high school. He does not hide the fact that he failed four classes as a freshman, which put his future success in doubt.

A primer on education choice options available to Florida families

(Patrick R. Gibbons | reimaginED) – You don’t have to go far back in time to see how much educational choice has exploded in popularity.…

School choice graduate returns to his roots to open new high school in Miami

“The most rewarding part about being an educator is the opportunity to leave a lifelong impact on a person.  Whether it is showing someone how…

National School Choice Week 2022 sees a changed and changing K-12 sector

(Matthew Ladner | reimaginED) – The year 2022 arrived just after the second anniversary of the first American COVID-19 case being announced. A great deal…

Learning pods for underserved students earns South Carolina group national recognition

(Lisa Buie | reimaginED) – As the pandemic gripped the nation in the spring of 2020, American schools shut down and sent students home to…

Why we can hope for a better K-12 world in 2022

(Jonathan Butcher | remaginED) –  Federal officials are trying to appear analytical. Facing dismal student outcomes and lower enrollment at assigned schools in the wake…

Corey DeAngelis on School Choice: ‘We’re just getting started’

Longtime education choice advocate Corey DeAngelis, national director of research at the American Federation for Children and executive director at the Educational Freedom Institute, continued…

New Hampshire bill would create opt-in version of education freedom account

(reimaginED) – For decades, “public education funding” has carried a simple connotation: money, raised by state and local taxpayers, going to local public schools. But…