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.
Remember those protocols established for student athletes and concussions? Lawmakers passed legislation delaying the the protocols for a year, and the governor is expected to sign it into law. Learn more in our November 2015 Education Newsletter.
Schools are opening back up after the summer break, and that means school sports will be starting. Read about the new guidelines for student athletes and concussions in our August 2015 Education Newsletter.
As the legislative session reaches into May, the action starts to heat up. So does our campaign for school choice called "Invest in Kids." This initiative will allow corporations and individuals to get a state income tax credit for donations made to foundtions that grant scholarships to low-income students to attend private and Catholic schools. PLUS, it also increases the income tax credit individuals get for education expenses from $500 to $750. Read more about it in our May 2015 Education Newsletter.
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.