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About the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. To download this post as apdf, click here. To learn more about EITC, visit the REACH Foundation online or call 877-REACH-24 (877-732-2424).
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A Case for Catholic Schools

Imagine a program that helps Pennsylvania students score significantly above the national average on standardized tests. Research shows that because there is a greater emphasis on homework and study, the participants in this program develop much more effective writing skills and the r
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Three Cheers for Catholic Education

Gimme an “A”…gimme a “C”…gimme an “E.” What’s that spell? Advocates for Catholic Education – a newly energized network of cheerleaders and fans for Catholic education in Pennsylvania.In the past, the Pennsylvania Catholic Con
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House Labor Relations Committee Hearing – August 18, 2009

Below is a transcript of the House Labor Relations Committee Hearing held on August 18, 2008, along with much of the testimony from that day. Hearing Transcript PCC Press Release on Hearing PCC Statement on Hearing Testimony: Dr. Robert J. O’Hara, Jr., Executive Director of the
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EITC Spells Success

Maria will be a seventh-grader at the Cathedral School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this fall. She spells success – EITC. A scholarship made possible by a business’s generous contribution through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows her family to ch
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Freedom to Choose Non-public Education for Student Athletes

Parents of Catholic schoolchildren won an important victory a few weeks ago with little fanfare. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) defeated a proposal that would have denied students the opportunity to participate in varsity athletics if they transfer to a n
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Diocese of Scranton Responds to House Bill 2626

Over the past year, the Diocese of Scranton has undergone the difficult transition of restructuring its Catholic schools. With change there is always challenge. The conflict that has developed with teachers involved with the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers (SDACT) is
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It’s Not Too Late: $8M Still Available for EITC

“How’d you like to save money on your business’s tax bill while at the same time help kids in your neighborhood get the best education they deserve?”That is the question the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) and other education advocates are asking qualifi
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Checking the Mirrors: A Legislative Year in Review

This time of year, it is fitting to look back – to check the mirrors, so to speak, before looking ahead.In 2007, these issues grabbed headlines. Health Care Perhaps the most emotionally charged issue of 2007 was HB 288, the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act. The
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