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Updated News and Stories about School Choice in Ohio

A'bria's Story

A'bria's mom applied for the Cleveland Scholarship for her daughter, and she received the scholarship from kindergarten through high school graduation.  We at School Choice Ohio first met A'bria when she was a student at Saint Martin de Porres High School, and it was immediately clear she was a very driven and determined student. She shared her powerful story at an event we hosted in Cleveland that…

Mamoudou's Story

This week, School Choice Ohio joins in celebrating National School Choice Week. Each day, we will share a story of an Ohio child whose life has changed thanks to school choice. Click on the image below to watch as Mamoudou and his family share their powerful school choice story.   Mamoudou's Story “Growing up I was always told that with education, you can do anything. No matter how much…

Walter's Story

This week, School Choice Ohio joins in celebrating National School Choice Week. Each day, we will share a story of an Ohio child whose life has changed thanks to school choice. Walter attended a private school with the help of an EdChoice Scholarship. Click below to see Walter share his powerful school choice story.   Click here to watch Walter's powerful story. Growing up, Walter…

Nancy's Story

Nancy is a junior at Cristo Rey Columbus High School. She is a recipient of the state’s EdChoice Scholarship. Below is her inspiring story in her own words. Growing up in a low-income, immigrant family, I always found myself faced with financial hurdles. It was often hard for my family to cover bills and rent. From a young age, my family instilled in me the value of education, so I’ve made…

William's Story

This week, School Choice Ohio joins in celebrating National School Choice Week. Each day, we will share a story of an Ohio child whose life has changed thanks to school choice. William is an Autism Scholarship recipient. Click below to watch his inspiring story (with a special ending!).  William's Story “I am so grateful for the lawmakers who have enough faith in parents like me to allow…

The Fife Family's Story

This week, in honor of National School Choice Week, we will share a story of an Ohio child whose life has changed thanks to school choice. We begin with the Fife family's story. Their son is a recipient of the Ohio Autism Scholarship. Just this morning, it was announced that their video was a grand prize winner in the Choices in Education national video competition.   The Fife Family's Story “His…

Governor Kasich Officially Proclaims Jan. 21-27 Ohio School Choice Week

Governor John Kasich officially proclaimed January 21-27 as Ohio School Choice Week. See the image below to read the proclamation in full. We are grateful to the governor for recognizing the week and celebrating the importance of school choice for Ohio students and families.   

Heritage Christian Superintendent and Student Testify in Support of HB 200

During House Bill 200’s eighth hearing before the Ohio House Education and Career Readiness Committee, Heritage Christian Superintendent and a student from the school testified before the committee in support of House Bill 200. Sharla Elton, superintendent and principal of Heritage Christian, shared that nearly 78 percent of their students attend school with the help of Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship…

Student Tells Committee She Wishes She Had a Choice

House Bill 200, which would streamline Ohio’s scholarship programs into one statewide, income-based K-12 program called the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship, recently had its eighth hearing before the Ohio House Education & Career Readiness Committee. During testimony, a public school student shared her story with the committee. Aleecia Johnson wishes she had a choice when it comes to her education.…

Changes Made to House Bill 200

House Bill 200, which would streamline Ohio’s scholarship programs into one statewide, income-based program called the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship, received its eighth hearing recently before the Ohio House Education and Career Readiness Committee. During its hearing, the committee made the following two changes to the bill: Eliminated the portion of the legislation pertaining to Education…