The Pennsylvania Council for Private Education (PA CAPE) presented the award during the Association of Christian Schools International Northeast Regional Administrator Board Conference in Lancaster during National School Choice Week (January 22-28, 2017). The conference and award presentation are part of the largest series of education-related events in US history.
“PA CAPE is thrilled to celebrate National School Choice Week with leaders from across our state and to present the PA CAPE School Choice Champion Award to Senator Mike Folmer. Senator Folmer has a long history of his work to promote education options for the children of Pennsylvania because every child deserves a chance,” said Dr. Merle Skinner, co-coordinator of PA CAPE.
Pennsylvania is a leader in providing families with opportunities to choose a school that best fits the needs of their children with its successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.
Over 400 school administrators from the northeast region of the multi-state area attended the conference. The PA School Choice Champion Award is sponsored annually by PA CAPE along with the Association of Christian Schools International, the PA Catholic Conference, the Northeast Region of Agudath Israel, the Jewish Orthodox Union, the PA American Montessori Society, and the Friends Council on Education.
Thank you for your leadership, Senator Folmer. Pennsylvania’s non-public school students salute you!
PHOTO CAPTION: (L TO R) Dr. D. Merle Skinner, Co-Director PACAPE; Senator Mike Folmer; Sean P. McAleer, Co-Director PA CAPE; Rabbi Ariel Sadwin, Agudath Israel; Mr. George Tryfiates, Director Government Affairs, Association of Christian Schools International