2017 Highlights

2017 was very successful and lays the groundwork for more progress next year! We set an ambitious agenda and advanced on nearly every effort. Once again the game-changer was grassroots involvement and support. Engaged parents and citizens play a major Continue reading 2017 Highlights

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 27, 2017

We are roughly half-way through the legislative session with many bills already in “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade surviving bills. As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with legislators’ contact information at Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 27, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 6, 2017

This is week eight of the legislative session and “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade surviving bills, is underway. We now have some House Bills with public hearings in the Senate, so continue to follow the bills as Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 6, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of January 16, 2017

The House Education Committee continues with public hearings on several important bills. This is the best chance to communicate with committee members and share your opinion. The public may sign the blue sheet near the room entrance to indicate support Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of January 16, 2017

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of January 9, 2017

Welcome to the start of the 2017-2018 biennium! The House Education Committee kicks it off with a full schedule of public hearings. This is the best chance to communicate with committee members and share your opinion on bills. The public Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of January 9, 2017

Defining School Choice

What exactly is school choice? School Choice is a term used extensively in political, education policy, and advocate circles, but what does it mean? In the strictest sense it refers to the various educational institutions available to families, namely public, Continue reading Defining School Choice

2016 Report Card

We are pleased to publish our first annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on the session’s school choice bills with roll calls. We followed and reported on many more bills throughout the year, but only roll calls provide direct Continue reading 2016 Report Card

Part 3 — 2016 Legislative Losses

This is part three in a series that will detail the 2016 legislation session. Like last year, this session had mixed results, and in many ways it was a tough year. However, we have a victory even here. Although several Continue reading Part 3 — 2016 Legislative Losses

2016 Legislation Highlights

This year was again a mixed-bag. Victories can be passing good bills into law, but as equally important, they can be defeating the bad ones. We had a couple important bills that were vetoed by the Governor, a few tough Continue reading 2016 Legislation Highlights

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 18, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 18, 2016 — a busy week ahead! There are several important bills on the agenda, so please take a close look and contact your legislators. Brief, polite calls and Continue reading Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 18, 2016