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A collection of news, stories, and thoughts from the education space. Stay updated as we continue to work to support and respect the dignity of every kid.

Idaho Apprenticeship Programs Increasing Career Readiness

After making news earlier this year for introducing the “Strong Students” bill, the state of Idaho is continuing to reimagine education. Governor Brad Little recently announced a new partnership with the Idaho Boys and Girls Club to create apprenticeship programs to help promote careers in education. The program provides 16 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to […]

Certificate Programs Give Students a Leg Up in the Job Market

If you had the opportunity to earn a certificate in high school in a subject that you enjoyed, would you take it? What if you even earned college credit from it too? Seems like a no brainer, right? Not only is earning college credit in high school a major perk of earning a certificate, it […]

A Reimagined Education: Changing the Structure of the School Week

Polling done by Gallup shows that students’ classroom engagement drops by over 54% from the start of 5th grade to their senior year of high school. Why might this be? The monotony of the same schedule for 12 years, perhaps? What if instead of waking up and mashing down the snooze button 15 times, students […]

New Education Law to Create Additional Education Pathways and Experiences for all Alabama Students

Arlington, VA – yes. every kid., a national organization dedicated to creating an environment where every student receives an individualized education, applauds Gov. Kay Ivey for signing HB 486 into law. The new law will provide academic credit to students for learning that takes place beyond the traditional classroom. Alabama’s new Extended Learning Opportunities Act […]

Standardized Tests Are A Barrier To Innovation

Every kid deserves an individualized education, but a huge barrier for a lot of students, parents and teachers is the overreliance on standardized tests. We all know kids learn in different ways and standardized tests limit educators’ abilities to create learning environments that meet the individual needs of students. When a student prepares for a […]

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Poll: Education Freedom Is A Winner In Florida

We all know that every child learns differently and now polling from Florida shows that a majority of voters in the state overwhelmingly support greater freedom to access education models that promote an individualized learning experience. A recent survey from polling firm Data Targeting found that a majority of Sunshine state voters and public school […]

yes. every kid. applauds West Virginia’s modernized education funding law

Governor signs into law transformative modernized education funding to enable every Wester Virginia student to receive a individualized and personalized education Arlington, VA – yes. every kid., a national organization dedicated to creating an environment where every student receives an individualized education, today applauds the passage of a law to modernize education funding in West […]

WV legislature passes one of the nation’s most sweeping student-centric education programs

WV legislature passes one of the nation’s most sweeping student-centric education programs New Hope Scholarship Program awaits governor’s signature, will enable education funds to customize and personalize a student’s experience Arlington, VA – yes. every kid., a national organization dedicated to creating an environment where every student receives an individualized education, today applauded the West […]

yes. every kid. urges Idaho legislature to pass new Strong Students bill

Legislation would provide Idaho students with funds to individualize and personalize their learning experience Arlington, VA – yes. every kid., an organization dedicated to creating an environment where every student receives an individualized education, urges Idaho legislators to embrace and pass the new Strong Students legislation, which is designed to make the popular Strong Families, […]

yes. every kid. applauds WV state leaders for pursuing new education opportunities for students

West Virginia House passes new education funding program to provide students with access to personalized educational opportunities Arlington, VA – yes. every kid., a national organization dedicated to creating an environment where every student receives an individualized education, today applauded West Virginia state leaders for advancing the Hope Scholarship Program, a new education program aimed at providing every West Virginia student access […]

Idaho Program Gives Parents Power to Personalize Their Child’s Education

Over the course of the last year, nearly every Idaho student has had their learning disrupted due to the pandemic. To help families and students, Gov. Brad Little and Idaho leaders used emergency federal funds to create a new education program that empowered parents, by providing them with additional education funds to support their child’s […]

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