Top Legislative Concerns

There are several legislative Issues that we are working on as a part of ACSIPA.  As of our January meeting of the ACSIPA leaders, we have identified four issues that PA Christian Schools should become educated about and be prepared to communicate with others:1.  Watch for updated information coming out as a part of the Child Protection Acts recently adopted by the legislature and signed by the Governor.2.  Become aware of, and begin to communicate opposition to HB300/ and SB 300 which is being promoted as tolerance protection.3.  Encourage the Legislature and Governor to move beyond curren

Crisis Resources For Private Schools

Dear ACSIPA Schools,I wanted to get this information to you from the national CAPE office as issued by the USDE today as a resource for schools in coping with the CT crisis.USDE Offers Resources Following Newtown ShootingsThe horrifying ending to the lives of innocent children in Connecticut last week has us all searching for ways to make sense of the senseless and bear the unbearable.The U.S. Department of Education today compiled a collection of resources to help school communities across the nation respond to the crisis and to help school children cope with the trauma.

Why Has it Taken Us So Long to Get School Choice in PA?

  From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette It's time for school choiceWe long ago should have given parents more options  Tuesday, September 20, 2011By Ronald T. BowesShortly after doctors performed a high-risk heart-liver transplant on Pennsylvania Gov.

Testimonies from Administrators and others to House and Senate

The following testimonies are included as official coorespondence to the PA House of Representatives and Senate Committees addressing issues related to School Choice last year.  They are provided as resources for you to Download and utilize as professional references or items to include in packages to legislators, the press, and others who need information from the Christian School Community regarding school choice.      Please click on the link,  http://www.acsipa.org/housetestimonies which will take you to a page that has individual lin

Dr. Storey's Testimony before the House Democratic Policy Committee

Dr. John Storey, leader of the ACSI in the Northeast Region, joined a panel discussion today. The panel was defending the role private schools could play in educating the children of Pennsylvania if Senate Bill 1 were enacted. The following is Dr. Storey's prepared speech for the House Democratic Panel

Pittsburgh Testimonials - Part 3

In our final installment of testimonies before the Democratic Policy Committee in Pittsburg we are featuring long-time administrator Michael Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd serves at Christian Life Academy in Seneca. His testimony serves as both a support for Senate Bill 1 and a challenge to other administrators to serve faithfully. Read More Below

Supreme Court Ruling upholds School Choice

The Supreme Court of the United States released a decision in favor of school choice programs this week. They upheld the Arizona tax credit which is similar in nature to the EITC scholarship program in Pennsylvania. Below are a few articles to review about the decision:

Pittsburgh Testimonials - Part 2

In the second part of our Pittsburg Testimonials series we feature Samuel D. Siple, President of Eden Christian Academy.  In his testimony, Mr. Siple focuses on expanding opportunities for poor and low income students.

Chairman Sturla and members of the House Democratic Policy Committee, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak on behalf of school choice.

Pittsburgh Testimonials - Part 1

This week on acsipa.org we will feature testimonials from a recent Democratic Policy Hearing. These testimonies were prepared by people in Pittsburg area schools that support Senate Bill 1. Today we will feature the emotional testimony of the Hixon family from Penn Christian Academy in Butler, PA.

Muhlenberg College Poll shows support for School Choice

A recent poll conducted by Muhlenberg College shows support for School Choice in Pennsylvania. Read the poll on the Commonwealth Foundation site.

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