Tag: tax credit scholarships

Education savings account allows student to gain independence one step at a time

Editor’s note: This student profile first appeared on Step Up For Students’ Marketing blog. Dylan Quessenberry was 15 when he walked up a flight of stairs for the first time. It was 20 steps, linking two floors at his school. But for Dylan, who has cerebral palsy, that staircase was[Read More…]

A parent’s story: How a Georgia tax credit scholarship changed my grandson’s life

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia grandmother Martha Megahee was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My grandson Grayson has attended the Academy of Innovation in Gainesville, Georgia, since he was 8 years old. The academy is a private school that helps children like[Read More…]

Redefining public education for the 21st century

Editor’s note: This commentary from Step Up For Students’ director of strategic communications Scott Kent appeared Monday on naplesnews.com. In her April 15 column, Sharon Harris-Ewing paints a quaint, Norman Rockwell idea of public education – one that, if it ever truly existed for all, is from a bygone era.[Read More…]

Former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient featured on national podcast

Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and content marketing at the American Federation for Children and founder of Black Minds Matter, appeared as this week’s guest on the Ricochet Audio Network. Merriweather shared the story of how she rose from struggling student to national spokeswoman for education choice, discussing how[Read More…]

Report recommends how to craft tax credit scholarships program

One out of three students receiving a tax credit scholarship in the United States lives in Florida according to a new report from the Pioneer Institute, a free-market think tank based in Boston. The report, “Earning Full Credit: A Toolkit for Designing Tax-Credit Scholarship Policies,” by Jason Bedrick, reviews the[Read More…]

Northeast Florida Catholic school lauded for outreach efforts to immigrant families

A parochial school program intent on extending education choice to children of migrant workers has received a national award for its efforts. The National Catholic Education Association announced that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Palm Coast, Florida, will receive the Catherine T. McNamee CSJ Award. The award is[Read More…]

Alabama Catholic school will remain open after supporters rally to raise $450,000

An Alabama parochial school that played an important role in the nation’s civil rights movement and recently was threatened with closure now will stay open. Heart of Mary Catholic School, which has operated for 121 years in Mobile and serves primarily Black students, will continue to operate with an independent[Read More…]

Georgia K-12 education tax credit program expanded to $120 million

Editor’s note: The following is the text of a news release issued earlier today by the AAA Scholarship Foundation. On behalf of the many families and students it serves, AAA Scholarship Foundation today offers sincere thanks to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston[Read More…]