At ConnCAN, continuing to fight for student-centered funding and diversifying the educator workforce, so that students have access to teachers who share their background.
At DelawareCAN, taking next steps to reform Delaware’s school funding formula from a unit-based system and outlining in law the expectations, engagements and options necessary to ensure educational equity for families, all while protecting options in the charter sector.
At GeorgiaCAN, improving and expanding the Statewide Scholarship Tax Credit and increasing the number of high-quality charter seats while also expanding teacher pipeline and diversity programs.
At HawaiiKidsCAN, updating the requirements to serve on the State Board of Education.
At JerseyCAN, securing more equitable school and facilities funding, including more equitable funding for charter schools and facilities funding for charter and renaissance schools, alongside effective implementation of a teacher certification pilot program.
At NewMexicoKidsCAN, establishing a revolving loan fund for charter school facilities and funding a quality teacher pipeline program.
At CarolinaCAN, enacting changes to choice programs to increase enrollment by 10,000 students, allowing high-quality charter schools to remove enrollment caps more easily and increasing the number of students eligible for the Special Needs ESA.
At TEN Colorado, increasing the availability of high quality seat options across the Denver Metro Area and protecting Colorado’s charter approval system.
At TennesseeCAN, doubling facilities funding for charter schools, enacting a student-based funding model and expanding ESA eligibility statewide.
Learning pods and direct payments
Transform Education Now (TEN) in Colorado helped organize hundreds of parents in a successful campaign that resulted in the Adams 12 district making learning pods an option for all parents and the Commerce City district providing families with $1,600 in direct grants for educational expenses.
ConnCAN is on its way to securing hundreds of millions of dollars in new resources this year for Connecticut students through a new approach to funding that is more equitable and student-centered. The bill corrects for the unjust underfunding of the state’s high-needs communities while providing Connecticut’s public charter schools with their largest funding increase in over a decade.
Special needs scholarships
GeorgiaCAN secured a historic expansion of eligibility for the state’s special needs scholarship program by including students diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, ADHD, epilepsy and other medical conditions which impact their ability to learn. The result is 55,000 more students having the ability to choose the education that’s right for them.
‘Ohana Pods, on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i, provides a service to link parents together to form learning pods and advocate for equitable funding.
Workspace Education, a co-learning, collaborative homeschool space in Connecticut, offers an innovative new model for parents who want more control over the design of their children’s education.
FUNdamentals of Learning
VELA grantee and 50CAN National Voices fellow, Isis Spann, created her own learning pod, FUNdamentals of Learning, to help students struggling during the pandemic.