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Donate during The Big Give on October 10!

Donate during The Big Give! Starting October 10 at 10 a.m., The Columbus Foundation will be hosting a 26 hour online giving event called The Big Give. During The Big Give, The Columbus Foundation will cover all credit card fees so 100% of your donation will go right to School Choice Ohio. In addition, donations of $20 or more will be amplified by The Columbus Foundation with a bonus pool! Making…

2016-2017 Ohio School Report Cards

Today, the Ohio Department of Education released Ohio School Report Cards for the 2016-2017 school year.  The state report cards can be a helpful tool for families to learn more about their local public school districts, buildings, and community schools. Every public school district and building received a letter grade on six components. See the components and their descriptions according to ODE…

Stories of School Choice: Jessica'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. Jessica's Story   Jessica's son, Oliver, struggled in a traditional classroom environment,…

Stories of School Choice: Erica'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. Erica's Story   Erica and her husband are the parents of four children. They live…

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…