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School Choice Leaders at the State Capitol

Leaders from organizations that represent many different non-public schools met with Speaker of the House Representative Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and many other elected officials this week. Speaker Turzai is the lead sponsor of House Bill 250, a measure that would increase Educationa
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Tax Credit Scholarship Expansion Bill Passes PA House

With a strong bi-partisan vote of 147-39, House Bill 250 cleared its first hurdle: passage in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The measure proposes to increase Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) by $50 million (raising it to $175 million) and Opportunity Scholarship
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U.S. Bishops Chairman on Migration says New Executive Order Still Leaves Many Innocent Lives at Risk

The Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the USCCB Committee on Migration, says that President Trump’s latest Executive Order still puts vulnerable populations around the world at risk. In a statement issued after the announcement of today’s travel suspension, B
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Questions & Answers with Speaker of the House Mike Turzai about Expanding EITC

Pennsylvania’s Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is passionate about giving parents and grandparents real options for their children’s education. He is spearheading an effort to expand the highly successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholar
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Communications Professional Wanted: PCC Director of Outreach

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is seeking a seasoned communications professional to work in conjunction with the Communications Director with planning and carrying out a program of information and education to advance PCC’s mission to foster a public understanding of the C
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Invest in Success: Expand EITC & OSTC Scholarships

The Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is leading the charge to give more opportunities to Pennsylvania’s students to go to the school that best meets their needs. He is the prime sponsor of House Bill 250 which proposes to increase the amou
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PA Senator Mike Folmer Honored as School Choice Champion

Private non-public school leaders in Pennsylvania have honored Pennsylvania Senator Mike Folmer (R-Dauphin, Lebanon, York) as their 2017 School Choice Champion. The Pennsylvania Council for Private Education (PA CAPE) presented the award during the Association of Christian Schools Int
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Resolved: Catholic Schools Make Great Contributions to Pennsylvania’s Communities

Both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed resolutions designating the week of January 29 through February 4, 2017, as “Catholic Schools Week” in Pennsylvania. Both Senate Resolution 11 and House Resolution 18 expressed “congratulations and appreciation to C
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Celebrate the Gift of Catholic Education

Over 2 million students across the country benefit from Catholic education.  The national taxpayer savings amounts to over $24 billion. In Pennsylvania, over 130,000 students are growing in wisdom and grace in our Catholic schools. January 29 to February 4, 2017, marks Catholic School
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