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Patience, understanding bring scholarship student back from brink
Glad Tidings Academy teacher Andrene Donaldson, left, makes it a point to respond with patience and understanding when working with[...]
Recession crushed family business but not the dream of quality education for their boys
With the help of Florida Tax Credit Scholarships from Step Up For Students, Jonas, left, and Jack Figueredo are thriving[...]
Skyler Goeb didn’t let a rough start to life prevent her from soaring
By ROGER MOONEY ZEPHYRHILLS – Sitting opposite where his 8-year-old granddaughter stood near their dining room table, George Hill, nodded[...]
The family no one knew was homeless
Isabella, Ruthanne, and Gabriella Dumas have a home at Saint Ambrose Catholic School in Deerfield Beach, Fla. By JEFF BARLIS[...]
Once bullied, now safe, happy, and thriving
By JEFF BARLIS BELLE GLADE, Fla. – When she’s in class, the look on Armani Powe’s face is solemn, focused.[...]
Choice scholarship provided brothers an extended family
By JEFF BARLIS CLEARWATER, Fla. – Tyler McDonald, 19, and his brother Preston, 18, stand out in a crowd. Tall[...]
Gardiner scholar’s high school experience the stuff of his mom’s dreams
By ROGER MOONEY Nicolas Ratliff-Batista is a senior at Monsignor Pace High School in Miami Gardens with a 4.5 GPA[...]
Adopted siblings thrive in private school after severe neglect in early childhood
Editor’s note: To mark National Adoption Awareness Month, we highlight the tax credit scholarship that serves children who are or[...]
Military family on mission to raise awareness for Gardiner scholarships
By JEFF BARLIS TAMPA, Fla. – Two months after her son was diagnosed with autism, Laurie Guzman felt broken and[...]
Scholarship, private school led a tormented girl to happiness
By JEFF BARLIS MIAMI – It’s hard to miss Nicole Meneses at Pneuma Christian Academy. If she’s not front and[...]
Scholarship helps smiles return for student and her parents
Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on redefinED on February 10, 2017. By JEFF BARLIS Maria and Marcos Verciano will never[...]
From bullied and failing to Hope, honors and college
By JEFF BARLIS GROVELAND, Fla. – The sign at their church trumpeted the opening of a new private school: HOPE[...]
Choosing the right school helped turn tragedy into triumph
By JEFF BARLIS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – In the damp, rising heat of a late-morning graduation ceremony in May, with[...]
After school choice helps her, she helps Puerto Rico
By JEFF BARLIS Last fall, as she started her senior year in high school, IvonD’liz Chernoff was full of love[...]
Scholarship student soars after hurdling language barrier
By JEFF BARLIS The day after Maria Corrales’ tear-soaked graduation ceremony from St. Brendan High School, her mother, Carmen Urquijo,[...]
Brave warrior, inspiring model flourishes with scholarship
By DAVID HUDSON TUTHILL Her name means “Brave Warrior” in Spanish. That might not conjure up the image of a[...]
Football? Academics? Scholarship student chooses both at Dartmouth
By JEFF BARLIS Robert Crockett III is engaged in hand-to-hand combat with his uncooperative red-and-white striped necktie as a photographer[...]
Student Spotlight: Scholarship student enjoying the calm after the storm
  By JEFF BARLIS The lean, angular kid arrived at his new school three years ago, whip-smart and rage-filled. TJ[...]
Brothers making great strides at Jacksonville School for Autism
By GEOFF FOX Ethan Alexander was decompressing in a multi-purpose room at Jacksonville School for Autism. The lights were out[...]
A private school off the beaten path was the key to a major turnaround
By JEFF BARLIS Kelly Perkins was in a full-blown panic when she woke up at 5:15 a.m. and her son[...]

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