Education is the first stepping-stone on the path to success, but Pennsylvania students face severe inequality among public school districts. Thousands who can’t afford private school are trapped in failing schools or situations that aren’t the right fit. The solution to this crisis is school choice. By offering families options outside their zip code-assigned district schools, students are better able to find their path to success. Charter schools, tax credit scholarships, education savings accounts (ESAs), homeschooling, and other types of education choice must become a priority in Pennsylvania.

Education

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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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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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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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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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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How to Enroll in Cyber School

  • Lenny McAllister, Marc LeBlond
  • March 27, 2020

Parents, if you’re anything like our family, you’re probably considering certain education options for your kids for the first time. As schools across the state work to develop remote…

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A Time for Choosing: Systems or Kids?

  • Marc LeBlond
  • March 26, 2020

In this time of crisis, teachers and parents are working to ensure children can continue to learn. But new legislation cuts off funding for parents seeking cyber education for their…

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Welcome to the Homeschool Club!

  • Colleen Hroncich
  • March 24, 2020

New homeschoolers, try to relax and enjoy this unexpected time with your kids. While there may be some things they don’t learn now that they would have learned in a…

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Fast Lies and Slow Truths

  • Marc LeBlond
  • March 11, 2020

All students—regardless of school type—deserve a student-based funding system. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, only 14% of the $1.2 billion Special Education appropriation is distributed based on categories of…

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Slots for Scholars?

  • Andrew Abramczyk
  • March 5, 2020

Use of gambling revenue to fund colleges is both economically and morally questionable.

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