Tax Credit Scholarships

‘What are we doin’?’ A veteran school administrator reflects on changing lives and education choice

Editor’s note: reimaginED guest blogger Ashley Elliott is a former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient from Lakeland, Florida, and a member of the 2019 cohort of the American Federation for Children’s Future Leaders Fellowship Program.   Principal Mark Thomas is a wonderful administrator who always goes the extra mile for[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…]

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…]

Iowa Senate passes private school scholarship bill, putting pressure on House

Editor’s note: This article appeared March 30 on desmoinesregister.com The Iowa Senate has passed one of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ key education priorities — a bill to give families taxpayer-funded scholarships to pay for private school expenses — in a move that puts pressure on the House to act. Reynolds, a Republican, has made[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Grateful for nurturing school for children with special needs and tax credit scholarship program

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia mother Karen Robins was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My name is Karen Robins, and my son Ryan struggles with dyscalculia, or math dyslexia. It affects his ability to understand numbers – in dates, when telling time, when[Read More…]

Opinion: Why not celebrate school choice in Leon County?

Editor’s note: This commentary from Michael Barrett, Associate for Education for the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared originally in the Tallahassee Democrat. Throughout most of the country, families of limited financial means have no choice other than to enroll their children in public school.[Read More…]

Alabama Senate approves increased tax credit for educational scholarships

Editor’s note: This article appeared this morning in the daily newsletter of the Energy Institute of Alabama. Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook, led legislation passed yesterday by the Alabama State Senate amending the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 to increase the income tax credit claimed by an Alabama taxpayer. “Since the Accountability[Read More…]

Nebraska’s Opportunity Scholarship issue gains new life

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on Nebraska’s 3newsnow.com. You can listen to a podcast of Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill interviewing Nebraska Sen. Lou Ann Linehan here. An issue thought to be dead for the 2022 session — providing state tax credits for donations to private school[Read More…]