At a hearing before the Education and the Workforce Committee, Denisha Merriweather attested to the impact of school choice in her own life. Merriweather told the committee, “The cycle of poverty is ending in my family because of the Florida Tax‐Credit Scholarship. I received a quality education and, because of my example, my siblings are now seeing how to take advantage of educational opportunities.”
Today, we’re highlighting four governors—from South Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee—who have used their state of the state addresses to highlight education.
In the midst of holiday preparations, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission issued its final report and gave competency-based education advocates a little present.
“At first, I was skeptical of the single gender concept,” said Hiram Tookes, YMLA class president. “Now I can’t thank our teachers and principals enough for making this place possible. I am more focused, my teachers push me to be my best, and now I realize I must take a serious business approach to my studies in order to be successful.”
In a Miami neighborhood where illiteracy and poverty are rampant, one free private school is changing lives.
It is Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Each year, Florida dedicates seven days to recognizing and encouraging the journey of literacy for its children.
This year, an anticipated 16,000+ events will be held across the nation in support of school choice. Here are some highlights:
Last week Kelly Brady, the Director of Mastery Education* for the Idaho State Department of Education, explained why she believes in this approach to learning. Read Kelly’s first post here. Today, Kelly is sharing a second post, explaining just how Idaho is making Mastery Education a reality for its students. *Mastery Education, also known as […]
Today’s post is co-authored by ExcelinEd’s McKenzie Snow and Adam Peshek. Last week, they authored the post “ZIP codes are great for sorting mail. But kids?” Children have just one opportunity to receive an excellent education. Our parents were able select great schools for us. Because of our parents’ choices, we were each able to […]
Today, we’re highlighting three governors—from New Mexico, Indiana and Georgia—who have used their state of the state addresses to discuss education.