Posts Tagged: school choice

State Budget Should Increase Education Tax Credits, Expand School Choice

June 26, 2017 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , ,

We’ve reached crunch time on PA budget talks here in Harrisburg and one thing you can remind your elected officials about is making sure they help more families find the best education option for their children.

Two statewide programs, the … Read more

Applications available for Family Choice Scholarship Program

February 10, 2016 | 1 comment | Posted in education, Parental rights | Tags: ,

Student aid applications are now being accepted for our Family Choice Scholarship Program – an initiative of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, part of the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) – for the 2016-2017 academic … Read more

As State Budget Deadline Looms, New Opportunity for School Choice in Pennsylvania!

June 26, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Politics | Tags: , ,

by Tom Shaheen

With State Budget Facing Deadline, We May See More School Choice in Pennsylvania!

As PA House and Senate leaders and Gov. Corbett hammer out a state budget with the June 30th deadline looming, we hear that there … Read more

New Legislation Helps Kids, Helps Families

June 14, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , ,

by Dan Bartkowiak

“2…4…6…8…who do we appreciate!?!” Answer: Any elected offical supporting HB 2468.

For kids, summer means vacation from school. For PFI, summer means we have the opportunity to award families with our EITC scholarships for the next school … Read more

Press Release: Call for Swift Passage of School Choice For PA Families

June 14, 2012 | 5 comments | Posted in Politics | Tags: , , ,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2012

CONTACT: Michael Geer or Tom Shaheen 717-545-0600.

 

(Harrisburg, PA) –  Lawmakers in Harrisburg are considering new legislation to give students and their parents more choices in where they educate their children. And that’s … Read more

From My Vantage Point: Sen. Jane Orie

March 29, 2012 | 3 comments | Posted in Family, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

by Michael Geer

I was saddened to see the verdicts this week in the case against Sen. Jane Orie. It’s hard to know what to make of the lengthy jury deliberation, and the competing and conflicting testimony from aides to … Read more

School Choice – So You Can Decide What Your Child Eats for Lunch

February 15, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , ,

Now the government wants to tell you what you should feed your children for lunch? Is this communist China?

A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her … Read more

School Choice Needed for PA Students

January 16, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , ,

From Commonwealth Foundation President, Matt Brouillette:

Instead of a one-size-fits-all system of education, we need to fully embrace an education marketplace where choice and competition is the rule rather than the exception.

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Large Crowd Rallies for School Choice at Capitol

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

Hundreds of students and teachers, many sporting red T-shirts in support of a recently passed state Senate measure to expand school choice options, crammed the Capitol rotunda on Tuesday to attend a rally supporting Senate Bill 1, andGov. Tom Read more

New Teacher Evaluation Bill Up For Committee Vote

November 16, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education | Tags: , , , ,

The House Education Committee will consider House Bill 1980, introduced by Rep. Ryan Aument.  Rep. Aument’s bill would increase rating categories from two (satisfactory and unsatisfactory) to four (distinguished, proficient, needs improvement and failing). Student achievement will count for … Read more