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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…

House Bill 200: Opportunity Scholarship Companion Bill

State Representative Kyle Koehler recently introduced House Bill 200, a House companion bill to Senator Huffman’s Senate Bill 85. A companion bill is legislation introduced in one legislative chamber that is an identical version of legislation introduced in the other legislative chamber. Having the same bill pending in each chamber allows the House and Senate members the opportunity to work on the…

School Choice Essay Contest

Attention students! Do you attend a charter school? Are you attending a private school with the help of one of Ohio’s scholarship programs? We want to hear from you! School Choice Ohio is hosting a school choice essay contest, and we need your help spreading the word. There are three essay topics, and students can choose to write about one or all three. Essay contest winners will receive a gift…

FAQ - Senator Huffman's Proposal

Senator Huffman announced this week his plans to introduce a bill that would create the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship Program, which would consolidate the EdChoice, Income-Based and Cleveland scholarship programs into one program with eligibility based solely on income.  See more details below. If you have a question that isn't answered below, give us a call at 614-223-1555. You can also click here…

School Choice Ohio Applauds Senator Huffman’s Plan to Expand School Choice

School Choice Ohio Applauds Senator Huffman’s Plan to Expand School Choice COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 21, 2017) – School Choice Ohio Executive Director Kaleigh Lemaster issued the following statement upon Senator Matt Huffman’s announcement he will introduce legislation to create a new statewide scholarship program: “School Choice Ohio applauds Senator Huffman for his plan to create a new statewide…

U.S. Senate confirms Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education.  Kaleigh Lemaster, executive director of School Choice Ohio, issued the following statement: “I applaud the U.S. Senate for confirming Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. Mrs. DeVos has spent many years fighting on behalf of families across the nation, including here in Ohio, to ensure that all…

Scholarship Application Windows Now Open

The application windows for four of Ohio’s scholarship programs open today, Feb. 1, for the 2017-18 school year.  Families will work with the participating school and/or provider of their choice to complete the scholarship application. The school or provider will submit the application once it is complete. See some program highlights below, or click on the scholarship for more details. If you…

School Choice Ohio’s Advocacy Days a Success Thanks to Champions

In celebration of National School Choice Week, School Choice Ohio hosted two Advocacy Days during which we invited families and providers to share their stories with members of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate.   Our school choice champions met with 27 legislative offices during the two days. They shared their stories and helped illustrate the positive impact that Ohio’s scholarship…

Ohio Elected Leaders Recognize School Choice Week

This week we are joining with our friends around the nation to celebrate National School Choice Week. We had the privilege of receiving resolutions from Ohio’s leaders recognizing the week and the importance of school choice.  Click here to read the resolution from Governor Kasich. Click here to read the resolution from Senate President Obhof.  Click here to view the resolution…

Cleveland Scholarship application window extended to August 12

The Ohio Department of Education has announced on their website that the application window for the Cleveland Scholarship will be extended until August 12. The Cleveland Scholarship is available to families who reside within the Cleveland Metro School District and can be used toward tuition at participating private schools. Scholarships are renewable through high school graduation.  To apply,…