Just Released Policy Brief: Expanding Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts — Why Florida Needs More of a Good Thing

Posted 04/07/2015

Just Released Policy Brief: Expanding Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts Why Florida Needs More of a Good Thing By William Mattox Director of The J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute Click the image below to read the full Policy Brief or view the PDF here.

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PRESS RELEASE: Florida CFO Jeff Atwater, Commissioner Adam Putnam and Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard/FOX News Headline the 2015 JMI Annual Dinner; New JMI Education Policy Center Announced

Posted 03/30/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                            March 24, 2015 CONTACT: Valerie Wickboldt (850) 386-3131 vwickboldt@jamesmadison.org Florida CFO Jeff Atwater, Commissioner Adam Putnam and Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard/FOX News Headline the 2015 JMI Annual Dinner; New JMI Education Policy Center Announced ~ Hundreds gather in Tallahassee for “The Florida Story: A Lasting Legacy” hosted by The …

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CNN en Espanol (Cala Show) — Coverage of Sharp Mind, Noble Heart

Posted 03/30/2015

CNN en Espanol (Cala Show) Coverage of Sharp Mind, Noble Heart March 25, 2015

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“Why Florida Needs Personal Learning Accounts for All High School Students” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

Read the full article in PDF form or click the picture below.

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The Torch — Florida: Forward Progress in Student Achievement and Delivering Best “Bang-for-Buck” in Education

Posted 02/25/2015

The Torch by Liberty Foundation “Florida: Forward Progress in Student Achievement and Delivering Best “Bang-for-Buck” in Education” February 25, 2015 By Dr. Bob McClure Article: https://issuu.com/libertyfound/docs/the_torch_february_2015_issuu/3?e=0

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Foundation for Excellence in Education’s Education Summit Recording

Posted 02/17/2015

In case you missed the summit, you can catch the full recording linked. Dr. Bob McClure, JMI president and CEO, moderated and education choice discussion you can watch that starts at the 1:30:30 mark: http://bit.ly/1Jnyl5i .

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National Center for Policy Analysis — Private School Choice Benefits Bullied Student

Posted 02/12/2015

National Center for Policy Analysis “Private School Choice Benefits Bullied Student” February 12, 2015 By Megan Simons We’ve highlighted the benefits of school choice before ― increasing school choice can boost academic achievement, teacher pay, and transparency. According to a new video by The James Madison Institute, opening up school choice may have another benefit: reducing bullying. …

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Buzzfeed — How One Child Received A Scholarship To The School Of His Dreams

Posted 02/12/2015

Buzzfeed “How One Child Received A Scholarship To The School Of His Dreams” February 12, 2015 After struggling to fit in and focus on his education in two of Miami’s public schools, Valentin Mendez felt hopeless. When his mother learned he was also being bullied, that was the last straw. She launched into a search …

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Voices of Liberty — Valentin’s Day: How School Choice Changed His Life

Posted 02/12/2015

Voices of Liberty “Valentin’s Day: How School Choice Changed His Life” February 12, 2015 School choice is highlighted in this short film from James Madison Institute called “Sharp Mind, Noble Heart: The Story of Valentin Mendez.” From Little Havana in Miami, this high school sophomore was featured in a Super Bowl XLIX commercial this year. …

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InsiderOnline Blog: February 2015 — What Do the Castro Regime and the Florida Education Association Have in Common?

Posted 02/11/2015

InsiderOnline Blog: February 2015 “What Do the Castro Regime and the Florida Education Association Have in Common?” February 10, 2015 By  Alex Adrianson They don’t want kids attending schools not run by the government. Cuban dictator Fidel Castro shut down La Progresiva Presbyterian School in 1961. Ten years later, the school reopened in Miami and today …

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