School Choice

Education Freedom Scholarships & Opportunity Act

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:06

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) announces its support for the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, a signature legislative proposal to advance parental choice in education through a federal tax credit program.

The legislation is a reasonable approach which is carefully drawn to respect the requirements of federalism and the autonomy of independent education providers such as Christian schools.

School Choice Week | Digital Toolkit

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:56

We’re thrilled that you’re looking for ways to amplify and enhance your event’s impact through digital efforts. You’ll find a variety of ideas and pieces of content for your use in the link below.

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Our team is constantly adding to these resources as the Week approaches, so please stay tuned for additional options.

ESAs Supporting School Choice in Other States

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:29

Educations savings accounts are the future of school choice, and new data out today show how families are using ESAs to customize educational options.

In 2014, Florida became the second state, after Arizona in 2011, to enact education savings accounts (ESAs), which enable families to utilize state funding to customize K-12 schooling options beyond just private school tuition. This year, more than 10,000 Florida students with special needs utilized the program, which is now called the Gardiner Scholarship.

PACAPE Awards Mike Turzai School Choice Champion of the Year

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:27

LANCASTER (Jan. 19, 2018) – The Honorable Mike Turzai, PA Speaker of the House and candidate for governor was awarded the Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PACAPE) School Choice Champion Award at a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 26 at the Doubletree Willow Valley Resort in Lancaster, PA. PACAPE hosted the event as a part of the Association of Christian School’s (ACSI) Northeast Regional Leadership Conference where 350 private school administrators attended.

Support EITC and OSTC Increases

Submitted by merle_skinner on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 19:49

Speaker Turzai, Fellow Bipartisan Legislators Introduce Expanded Tax Credit Scholarships for Students
1/26/2017
HARRISBURG – Looking to expand school opportunities for students, legislation was introduced today by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to expand the state’s very successful public-private partnership education tax credit program.

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:19

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 07:20

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