Tag: School choice

School choice advocates drive home arguments

School choice advocates drive home arguments

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The Opportunity Scholarship will break down financial barriers for low- and middle-income families, allowing them to select the best schools based on the needs of their sons and daughters,” Gazelka said.

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School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The final omnibus bills demonstrated concessions from both major parties, but they were “geared to reach certain electoral constituencies or serving special interests,” Adkins said, pointing the finger at both sides of the aisle.

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Cristo Rey community says DeVos intrigued by school’s education model

Cristo Rey community says DeVos intrigued by school’s education model

| John Shaughnessy | May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As Precious Mayfield and Froylan Avila awaited the arrival of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at their school May 23, the two students talked about the impact that Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis has had on them and their families.

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Five things to know for remaining legislative session

Five things to know for remaining legislative session

| May 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

As time winds down in the current state legislative session, Minnesota Catholic Conference director Jason Adkins highlighted five key things to bear in mind.

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MCC: Catholics at the Capitol momentum to continue through advocacy network

MCC: Catholics at the Capitol momentum to continue through advocacy network

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many of the people attending Catholics at the Capitol March 9 had never been to the State Capitol before, let alone meet with a legislator in person.

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Cardinal Dolan op-ed urges passage of nationwide school choice bill

Cardinal Dolan op-ed urges passage of nationwide school choice bill

| March 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York urged President Donald Trump to follow through on a recent call for legislation that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth nationwide.

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Purvis: Christ equips Catholics to ‘have no fear’ at Capitol

Purvis: Christ equips Catholics to ‘have no fear’ at Capitol

| March 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gloria Purvis rallied a conference room full of Catholics after they received their marching orders for the day from Minnesota’s bishops and Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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NCEA leader says school choice support can help Catholic parents

NCEA leader says school choice support can help Catholic parents

| Valerie Schmalz | February 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Trump administration’s apparent endorsement of parental school choice could present a “huge opportunity” for Catholic school parents, the president of the National Catholic Educational Association told a group of Catholic high school teachers in San Francisco.

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School choice initiatives gain momentum

School choice initiatives gain momentum

| January 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

Across the country at the state level, Catholic conferences are involved in lobbying efforts to promote school choice as a way to provide more families access to Catholic schools.

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Proposed legislation to benefit Catholic schools, prospective families in need

Proposed legislation to benefit Catholic schools, prospective families in need

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

A bill that can help middle and low-income families afford a Catholic or private school made headway among Minnesota state Senate and House committees Jan. 24.

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Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

| Joe Towalski | January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

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How does school choice benefit me?

How does school choice benefit me?

| Shawn Peterson | May 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

For those without kids in school, it might be difficult to see why expanding parental choice in education is a policy goal deserving of widespread public support. After all, one might ask, how does it benefit me?

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