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August 6th, 2012

More than 242,000 Pennsylvania students eligible for new scholarship program.

Student’s living in the attendance boundary of 414 of the state’s worst performing schools could be eligible to receive a scholarship to attend the private school of their parents’ choice. 414 schools are eligible to participate in the Educational Opportunity Scholarship Act, a new scholarship tax credit program signed into law last month to complement the existing Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

The Chamber’s Government Relations Committee will hear from Pennsylvania Department of Education Executive Deputy Secretary Amy Morton at their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 6 at 8:15am.  Ms. Morton will talk about the recent changes made to the EITC program and how the revised program will help students in the lowest under-performing districts, specifically the Harrisburg School District.  The committee meeting is open to chamber members.  If you would like to attend, contact Larissa Bailey at 213-5041 or email lbailey@hbgrc.org.

Article by Nicholas Shearer, CREDC Intern

Source information from Examiner.com


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