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Updated News and Stories about School Choice in Ohio

School Choice Advocates Visit Washington D.C.

Recently, School Choice Ohio had the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital to join school choice advocates from all over the country – including Tera, Sam, Walter and Traci from right here in Ohio – to talk about the importance of school choice with our nation’s leaders. Many of you probably already know Tera, Sam, Walter and Traci as we often share their powerful stories of how Ohio’s scholarship…

Ohio Sales Tax Holiday 2017

With summer quickly coming to an end, many families are getting ready to send their kids back to school, and we all know what that means…it’s time for back-to-school shopping! School supplies can add up, but this weekend is a great time to get your shopping done, because it is a Sales Tax Holiday weekend here in Ohio. During the Sales Tax Holiday weekend, you can purchase the following without paying…

Stories of School Choice: Andrea's Story

Stories of School Choice At School Choice Ohio, we have the pleasure of working with families who are in the process of finding the best learning environment for their child's needs. We are honored to share their stories with you, so that you can see how school choice is changing lives in our state. Andrea's Story Andrea was concerned that her children would not be able to reach their potential…

Second Scholarship Application Windows Now Open: How to Apply

The second application windows for the Cleveland, EdChoice and Income-Based Scholarship programs are underway, and there is still time to apply! EdChoice Scholarship Program Students attending or assigned to attend one of the state’s underperforming public schools could be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships worth up to $4,650 for grades K-8 and $6,000 for…

Governor Signs State Budget: Scholarship programs see improvements

Last night, Governor Kasich signed the state operating budget, House Bill 49, into law. The bill includes a number of changes and improvements to the state’s scholarship programs. Cleveland Scholarship Amounts Increased Cleveland Scholarship amounts are now aligned with EdChoice Scholarships at $4,650 for grades K-8 and $6,000 for high school students. This is an increase from $4,250 for grades…

House Education and Career Readiness Committee Accepts Substitute House Bill 200

House Bill 200 to create the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship Program received its fifth hearing yesterday in the Ohio House and Career Readiness Committee. The House companion bill to Senator Huffman’s Senate Bill 85 would create a statewide income-based scholarship program available to students in grades K-12. During yesterday’s hearing, the committee accepted a substitute bill, which is a bill that…

Essay Contest Winner: Avery Thompson

School Choice Ohio recently hosted an essay contest for charter school students. We are happy to congratulate Avery Thompson on her winning essay! Avery attends Toledo School for the Arts, and she wrote a compelling essay about finding a great learning environment at her charter school. Avery shared a wonderful story about being a puzzle piece searching for the right place to fit in. Her analogy…

Stories of School Choice: Heredia Aguirre Family

Stories of School Choice At School Choice Ohio, we have the pleasure of working with families who are in the process of finding the best learning environment for their child's needs. We are honored to share their stories with you, so that you can see how school choice is changing lives in our state. The Heredia Aguirre Family     Andrea and Jorge knew their public school was not…

Stories of School Choice: Walter's Story

Stories of School Choice At School Choice Ohio, we have the pleasure of working with families who are in the process of finding the best learning environment for their child's needs. We are honored to share their stories with you, so that you can see how school choice is changing lives in our state.  Walter's Story When Walter was younger, he struggled in his public school. He and…

Over 1,500 Advocates Attended School Choice Rally

On May 2, over 1,500 parents, students, teachers and advocates came together at the Ohio Statehouse to voice their support for school choice. We were thrilled to stand alongside so many advocates to let Ohio’s elected leaders know the important role school choice plays for families seeking the best education for their child. The rally was emceed by Ohio Senator Matt Huffman, who is the sponsor of…