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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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Report: PA’s Catholic Parishes, Ministries have Huge Economic Impact

We’ve told you before about the over $2 billion Catholic schools save Pennsylvania taxpayers each year. Of course the benefits go beyond the dollar signs, as the hundreds of Pennsylvania Catholic schools have graduated intelligent, successful, and community-minded citizens who h
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2015-2016 Session End Legislative Status Report

The 2015-2016 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly officially closes on November 30. Here is the status of the several high priority bills that were on the legislative agenda of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Pro-Life Legislation – House Bill 1948 would have banned barb
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Beyond the Headlines: Healing for Sexual Abuse Survivors

The first response that a survivor of childhood sexual abuse receives when revealing what happened to him or her is crucial for opening the door toward healing. “I believe you.” “It is not your fault.” “I am sorry that happened to you.” The news of grand jury investigations and a rene
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