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Show Your Support for the Successful EITC and OSTC Programs

Both the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs are funded by companies that contribute to our scholarship organizations in exchange for a tax credit. The longstanding EITC program has helped countless students attend our C
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Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

UPDATE: On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Senate approved the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177) with a vote of 81 to 17. Similar to HR 5 which recently passed in the House, the Senate measure reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act.
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Meet Unmet Demand for Pre-School Assistance

Children benefit greatly from programs that develop learning skills before they reach kindergarten age. Most children in Pennsylvania now receive their pre-kindergarten education in successful nonpublic programs. Some of those children’s families are helped to some extent by the
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Pennsylvania Catholics React to Laudato Si’

Laudato Si’, the encyclical letter of Pope Francis on care for all of God’s creation, was released today. It can be read in its entirety here. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM CAP., of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia wrote, “Laudato Si speaks eloquently of inter-generatio
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Hot Time for EITC

“The hot time is now” to contribute to an Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) scholarship organization, said Richard Bluis, partner in the accounting firm, Martin M. Sacks and Associates. He is a member of the school board and parent of a student at Saint Catherine Laboure Schoo
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Judicial & Local Elections Just Days Away!

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Pennsylvanians will elect candidates to represent their political parties in contests for mayor, city council, county commissioner, township supervisor, school board, and many other municipal positions. We will also vote for judicial candidates: Justice of th
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House Passes EITC/OSTC Bill, Now on to Senate

On May 11, the Pa House of Representatives passed House Bill 752 with a vote of 166-26. House Bill 752 increases funding for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) by $100 million. Both programs are funded by companies that contribute
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EITC Program Celebrates 14 Years

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On May 6, hundreds of students, parents and teachers from across the state gathered on the steps of the capitol to show support for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. These programs provide scholarships to over 50,000 st
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The World Meeting of Families Coming to Philadelphia

People from around the world will gather in Philadelphia this September for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States. More than a million and a half people are expected to participate in a week of activities, including Mass celebrated by the Pop
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