Pennsylvania’s future is in the hands of the next generation. Parents and students—not activist agendas—should drive the Commonwealth’s education policy. While policymakers have been entrusted with ensuring the next generation receives a quality education, parents should be empowered to choose the quality education that meets their unique child’s needs. Charter schools and tax credit scholarships are integral pieces of school choice, but more reforms are needed to make school choice a reality for all Pennsylvania students.

Education

No Cyber School?

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • August 5, 2020

Many parents are considering a cyber charter school for the first time to help ensure their kids have access to a continuous education in a time of uncertainty. Unfortunately, due…

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Just Enrolled in Cyber School? Here’s What to Expect Next

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • August 5, 2020

Thousands of new families have enrolled in one of Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools over the summer as school districts continue to wrestle with re-opening in the fall. If you’re one…

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Getting Started Guide to Cyber School

  • Marc LeBlond
  • July 31, 2020

Considering cyber school for the first time? Education policy expert and cyber school parent Marc LeBlond explains how to get started and the options available for Pennsylvania parents: As schools…

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Cyber School Basics

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • July 31, 2020

What are cyber charter schools? Charter schools are public, tuition-free schools open to all students. They are held to state academic and financial reporting standards, but they have more flexibility…

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Pa. Homeschooling 101: Legal Requirements

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • July 27, 2020

Thinking about homeschooling in Pennsylvania but don’t know where to begin? Here’s what you need to know to get started from education policy expert and homeschool mom Colleen Hroncich. Understanding…

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Public Charter Schools Discounted, Ignored During COVID-19

  • Stefanie Mason
  • July 24, 2020

We were told that school districts and Intermediate Units were the experts on cyber education. We were told they were so great that alternatives, like cyber charter schools, should be eliminated.

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Myths & Facts: Homeschooling

  • Stefanie Mason
  • July 15, 2020

While the average kid—or parent—might have rejected the idea of homeschooling just a year ago, COVID-19 could change that sentiment. As face masks, social distancing, rotating schedules, and health risks…

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What is Hybrid Homeschooling?

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • July 15, 2020

If you—like many parents—are hesitant to send your kids back to their district school this year, hybrid homeschooling may be a great option to consider. You’ll have far greater flexibility…

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Thinking About Homeschooling? Here are 5 Things to Know

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • June 30, 2020

Homeschool mom and education expert Colleen Hroncich answers the five most frequently asked questions she gets from parents starting—or considering starting—homeschool.   I never wanted to homeschool – what should…

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Education

Understanding Back on Track ESAs

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • June 12, 2020

Key Points Pennsylvania children lost months of schooling—many without access to educational resources. Families are bearing increased expenses from at-home learning. Back on Track Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) will help…

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Education

New Education Polling Results!

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • May 8, 2020

Learn what likely voters throughout Pennsylvania think about schooling preferences, educational choice, school funding, and more in the Pennsylvania K-12 & School Choice Survey.

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Education

Happy Birthday, EITC!

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • May 7, 2020

Today's the anniversary of PA's EITC program. Our new polling shows 71% of Pennsylvanians support tax credit scholarships. And no wonder—they benefits public schools, taxpayers, businesses, and families. …

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Emergency Education Scholarship Accounts

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • April 23, 2020

Educational impacts from COVID-19 will reverberate for years—particularly for students who are already struggling. Emergency ESAs can help stem learning losses and keep kids on a path to success.

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Pennsylvania Kids and Schools in Crisis: How to Save Them

  • Marc LeBlond
  • April 23, 2020

Pennsylvania private schools serve over 200,000 kids, many of them low- to middle-income. If private schools are forced to close, public schools will have enormous new costs as they try to…

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Education

Top 5 Questions about Homeschooling

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • April 9, 2020

We're suddenly homeschoolers—what now? How do I handle educating kids of various ages? What resources are available? We've got the answers you're looking for! …

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Understanding Cyber Charter Schools

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • April 2, 2020

Misconceptions abound when it comes to cyber charter schools—and opponents use that confusion to attack this important option. In the current era of school shutdowns, it's more important than ever…

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