As head of CCI's Education Department, Zach Wichmann writes an occasional newsletter on education issues pending at the state and federal level and their impact on Catholic schools.
Recent news has focused on the $300 million shortfall in the Child Care Assistance Program, a state-federal program that allows for subsidies to be paid to daycare providers so that low-income parents can work or attend school. Did you know that some of our Catholic schools receive money from this program? Read more in our March 2015 Education Newsletter.
The spring legislative session began in mid-January, and it promises to be an exciting time for educational initiatives for both Catholic and public schools. The Catholic Conference of Illinois has teamed with EdChoice Illinois in crafting the Quality Schools Tax Credit Act. What is it? Read the February 2015 Education Newsletter to find out!
CCI's education advocacy efforts rely on principals and legislative action people (LAP) getting the word out to parents and Catholic school supporters about education initiatives. Read how this organized effort works to publicize the greatness of our Catholic schools in the December 2014 Education Newsletter.
The fall legislative veto session begins Nov. 19, but CCI is expecting little action on education-related issues. So, we jump ahead to the upcoming spring legislative session and review the just -approved goals for the new, two-year General Assembly that will be seated on Inauguration Day in January. Read all about it in the November 2014 Education Newsletter.