Tax Credit Scholarships

What Iowa legislative leaders said about education on opening day

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on iowastartingline.com. During opening day speeches on Monday, legislative leaders in the Iowa House and Senate offered a preview of their goals for education policy this year, with Republicans making it clear they intend to pass a school voucher bill. Sen. Amy Sinclair (R-Allerton),[Read More…]

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down controversial school choice measure

Editor’s note: This article appeared Thursday on foxnews.com. A controversial school choice program that would have provided dollar-for-dollar tax credits to those donating money for nonpublic school tuition is unconstitutional, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The program, blocked by lower court proceedings for more than a year, could have[Read More…]

Illinois parents push to extend statewide school choice program

Editor’s note: This article appeared Wednesday on thecentersquare.com. Parents of students from across the state involved with the state’s Invest In Kids school choice pilot program are lobbying Illinois lawmakers to make it permanent. The program allows donors to get a 75% income tax credit toward donations to fund school[Read More…]

Why school choice is needed more than ever in Kentucky

Editor’s note: This commentary appeared Thursday on courier-journal.com. Two major educational events took place over the past week. First, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the lawsuit seeking to block educational choice in Kentucky. And, the Kentucky Department of Education released standardized test scores for Kentucky public schools from spring 2022. As[Read More…]

Education scholarships support more Montana students

Editor’s note: This commentary from Montana Rep. Seth Berglee and Sue Vinto, Majority Leader and a member of the Montana House Education Committee, appeared Wednesday on flatheadbeacon.com. The start of the 2022-23 school year marks the dawn of new educational opportunities for students across Montana. The Tax Credits for Qualified[Read More…]

The historic expansion of tax credit scholarships is a win for Pennsylvania students

Editor’s note: This commentary from Nathan Benefield, senior vice president of the Commonwealth Foundation, appeared Sunday on pennlive.com. Pennsylvania’s new state budget includes a historic $125 million expansion of two successful scholarship programs—the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC). This expansion will provide 31,000 more students[Read More…]

podcastED: Florida mom credits education choice scholarship with helping daughter overcome learning challenges

On this episode, reimaginED senior writer Lisa Buie talks with Sherry White, a former district middle school teacher who taught near Ocala and now homeschools her 16-year-old daughter, Eilise. Born with autism and other medical conditions, Elise needed traditional physical and occupational therapies, but each session caused tantrums and screaming.[Read More…]

Oklahoma school choice scholarship benefiting students, but opposition persists

Editor’s note: This article appeared Wednesday on the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ website. For more than a decade now, the state’s Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities (LNH) program has been helping children with special needs thrive by paying for them to attend private schools that better[Read More…]