How onerous rules block innovative learning models

Nature-based learning environments have gained immense popularity in Florida and other states as they offer a unique and engaging approach to education. These environments encourage children to step outdoors, stay active, and explore and understand their natural surroundings while blending learning with play. Whether it’s mommy-and-me programs, preschool initiatives, or K-12 education, nature-based settings provide … Read more

When is an Independent Contractor Really an Employee?

Periodic reviews of staff classifications will help avoid conflict with a recent federal labor rule change How Does the New Labor Rule Affect My Business? As an education entrepreneur, you’re not just creating a business, you are impacting the lives of children and families in a very personal and profound way. Navigating a complex regulatory … Read more

Edupreneur Support: Navigating Building Codes and Local Ordinances

Growing an unconventional learning environment can come with challenges but there are pathways to ensure a new learning environment thrives. As an education entrepreneur (edupreneur), you’re not just shaping physical spaces; you’re crafting platforms for growth, empowerment, and meaningful connections. Of course, at the forefront of your venture is ensuring the safety and well-being of … Read more

Transforming Challenges into Triumphs for a Florida Microschool

Building an unconventional learning environment for his local community in South Florida, Joshua, an educational entrepreneur, faced a significant hurdle. Struggling against the complexities of legal and bureaucratic rules and regulations, Joshua was faced with circumstances that could potentially jeopardize the viability of his learning environment. Thankfully, by reaching out to the Edupreneur Support team … Read more

Edupreneur Support: Business Licensing and Registration

If you or someone you know is starting or building an unconventional learning environment and facing this question, contact Yes Foundation’s legal team to submit a request for free, personalized support today. Once you’ve chosen the appropriate legal structure for your unconventional learning environment (ULE), the next step is formalizing its status. This may involve registering … Read more

Edupreneur Support: Understanding Tax Implications

Choosing the legal structure of your unconventional learning environment (ULE) isn’t just about management and liability; it can affect your tax obligations. The intricacies of tax laws mean that your ULE’s tax and legal classifications may not always align. For instance, being a nonprofit corporation doesn’t automatically grant you federal tax-exempt status – this requires … Read more

Parents Believe School Choices Benefit All Students   

If policymakers care about improving education, listen to parents   By Matt Frendewey, Vice President of Strategy at yes. every kid. foundation.   As the 2024 election season ramps up, education will remain a hot-button issue. While blaring education headlines indicate a political divide among politicians, there’s another side to the story. In fact, there is consensus … Read more

Edupreneur Support: Business Formation

Traditionally, families looking for unconventional learning opportunities for their kids have been drawn to homeschooling, but the recent national explosion of unconventional learning environments (ULEs) marks a significant shift in educational paradigms, opening a new frontier of personalized learning experiences for children at a scale never seen before. As an educational entrepreneur (“edupreneur”), you’re at the … Read more

Reimagining Arizona’s ESA Program: Empowering Parents & Ensuring Accountability

Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program is at a crossroads. Serving over 70,000 students, the program empowers families with funding they can direct for their kids’ diverse educational needs, including private schooling and online programs. A new report from Common Sense Institute Arizona and yes. every kid. foundation. suggests that it’s time for significant changes … Read more