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Ohio Elected Leaders Recognize School Choice Week

This week we are joining with our friends around the nation to celebrate National School Choice Week. We had the privilege of receiving resolutions from Ohio’s leaders recognizing the week and the importance of school choice.  Click here to read the resolution from Governor Kasich. Click here to read the resolution from Senate President Obhof.  Click here to view the resolution…

Cleveland Scholarship application window extended to August 12

The Ohio Department of Education has announced on their website that the application window for the Cleveland Scholarship will be extended until August 12. The Cleveland Scholarship is available to families who reside within the Cleveland Metro School District and can be used toward tuition at participating private schools. Scholarships are renewable through high school graduation.  To apply,…

Enrollment now open for STABLE Accounts

Enrollment is now open for STABLE Accounts -- the nation's first savings plan for people with disabilities. Click here to open a STABLE Account today! With the creation of a STABLE Account, eligible participants are able to save money, invest money and spend money on qualified expenses such as healthcare, education, housing and transportation – all without affecting participants’ eligibility…

Sales tax holiday this weekend could help back-to-school shopping

It’s almost back-to-school season, and that means it’s time to shop for new school supplies! To help with your back-to-school shopping, the state of Ohio is offering a sales tax holiday this weekend. Thanks to Senate Bill 264, Ohio will have a one-time sales tax holiday that will only happen in 2016. Beginning Friday, August 5, at 12:00 a.m. and ending Sunday, August 7, at 11:59 p.m., the following…

EdChoice Scholarship Program Rule Review comments due this Friday!

The Ohio Department of Education is reviewing the EdChoice Scholarship Program rules. The rules are posted online for you to review and provide comment. Review the posted rules online here. Once you have had an opportunity to review the rules, you can submit your comments to the Ohio Department of Education via email to edchoice@education.ohio.gov. It's important that your voices are heard,…

Ohio Supreme Court ruling in favor of School Choice Ohio a major victory for Ohio families

Today, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in favor of School Choice Ohio in its case against the Springfield City School District (State ex rel. School Choice Ohio, Inc. v. Cincinnati Public School District et al.), holding that the district impermissibly withheld production of student directory information that was requested. We submit public records requests to school districts for…

SCO remembers former Gov. George Voinovich

We were very saddened to hear of the passing of former Ohio Governor George Voinovich this Sunday. Voinovich, former Cleveland mayor, Governor of Ohio and U.S. Senator, was a strong advocate and champion of school choice. As governor, he led the creation of the Cleveland Scholarship & Tutoring Program – the nation’s second program – that has helped thousands of Cleveland students receive a quality…

Governor Signs House Bill 299 Into Law, Includes Great News for Autism Scholarship

Governor Kasich signed House Bill 299 into law giving temporary, legal and permanent custodians of students with autism the opportunity to apply for an Autism Scholarship for their child. Previously, only natural and adoptive parents were able to apply on behalf of the child. This is going to be life-changing for so many families across Ohio. School Choice Ohio applauds Ohio’s elected leaders for…

2016 School Choice Advocacy Day

Last week, parents, teachers, students and school choice supporters joined us at the Ohio Statehouse for our 2016 School Choice Advocacy Day. We met with Ohio's elected officials and shared why school choice is so important to Ohio families. See some highlights from the day in the video below.

Renee's Story

We love hearing from families about how school choice has changed their lives. Renee's son is now taking college courses thanks to it, and he’s thriving. Read more about Renee and her son’s school choice story in her own words below. School choice sent my son to Disneyland---The Happiest Place on Earth---several times since his early years in school. This past year, as a college student, he took…