School Choice

Parents, School Choice September 14th, 2022

Education bill would provide scholarships to improve child learning

(The Center Square) – A bill that would empower parents to help their children recover learning losses has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-MS, has co-sponsored the RECOVER Act, known as Senate Bill 4753, which is designed to redirect unspent American Rescue Plan Act funding into a program that would help children regain learning…
Christian Education, School Choice September 14th, 2022

Maine’s religious schools’ ‘hands are tied’ even after Supreme Court ruling opening door to state tuition funding

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling in June, religious schools in Maine can participate in the state’s tuition program. So why aren’t they signing up?  “Their hands are tied. The state said you can take the money, but we’ll tie your hands,” Maine parent David Carson, whose family was a plaintiff in the case, Carson v.…
General Education, School Choice September 13th, 2022

Washington state gets failing grade on education freedom report card

(The Center Square) – Washington state is ranked No. 43 out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia in a new “Education Freedom Report Card” put out by The Heritage Foundation. The Washington, D.C.-based conservative think tank’s report measured four broad categories – school choice, transparency, regulatory freedom, and spending – across more than…
School Choice September 13th, 2022

In wake of learning loss, Ohio should increase schooling options and resources to parents, according to policy report

(reimaginED) – A new policy report from an Ohio-based independent research and educational institute offers commonsense solutions for improving K-12 academic outcomes in the state, all of which center on the availability of additional education choice options. The Buckeye Institute posits in “#StudentsFirst: Empowering Parents to Help Students Regain Lost Learning” that allowing parents to make…
General Education, School Choice September 12th, 2022

Report: Florida ranks first in education freedom

(The Center Square) – Florida’s approach to education and education outcomes ranked first out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia in a new Heritage Foundation Education Freedom Report Card. Florida’s dedication to education transparency, regulatory freedom, return on investment, rejection of critical race theory, support for school choice, parental rights and educational savings accounts…
Christian Education, School Choice September 8th, 2022

Popular podcast helps families ‘make the leap’ from public education to better alternatives

Parents don’t have to be stuntman Evel Knievel to make the leap from traditional public education to something better. It just takes a little courage.  So says Christine Stigall, who teams up with her husband and long-time talk show host Chris Stigall in an education podcast launched this year called “Making the Leap.” The project is…
School Choice September 8th, 2022

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 aid families whose children attend Catholic schools. The Educational Choice for Children Act would create a new tax credit for donors who give to scholarship awards, which would increase available scholarship funding. Mary…
School Choice September 8th, 2022

Morrisey files WV Supreme Court brief in support of school voucher program

(The Center Square) – In the legal battle to expand school choice opportunities in West Virginia, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a brief with the state Supreme Court to ask the program be allowed to go into effect. The attorney general is asking the Supreme Court to dissolve a preliminary injunction from a lower court preventing…
School Choice September 7th, 2022

Group recommends greater school choice in Ohio

(The Center Square) – A new report from an Ohio policy group recommends four education policy changes that it believes will help state students regain learning losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time The Buckeye Institute outlines how it believes growing school choice for parents would help stabilize effects of learning loss, another group…
General Education, School Choice September 7th, 2022

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, a report on the schools’ progress returned good news. As of Friday, Eastern Panhandle Preparatory Academy had enrolled 330 students; West Virginia Academy had enrolled 470 students. The state’s two statewide…