Thursday, January 30, 2014

Celebrate National School Choice Week!

Some good news from:

Victoria Cobb, President
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
This week is National School Choice Week and we're pleased to finally be able to celebrate this week as a state that has school choice! 
After the 2012 passage and the 2013 implementation of a school choice bill, tuition scholarship organizations are up and running, donations can be made to these organizations, and scholarships have been distributed to eligible students.  Due to generous donations, low-income students are actualizing their dreams of a quality education and are breaking free from the cycle of poverty.
This is an important initiative and as such, it's critical that its opening year be successful.  Would you join in making the goal of school choice a reality in Virginia? 
  • Would you be willing to make a tax-credit-eligible donation to one of the many scholarship organizations?
  • Maybe your child qualifies as eligible for a tuition scholarship.  Would you partner by signing up your eligible child for scholarship consideration?
  • Maybe you are a school and you are able to partner by receiving these students with scholarships.
To take part in any of these opportunities, visit for more information.
Already the Virginia Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit is making a difference.  According to the most updated statistics available, more than $1.1 million has been donated to qualifying Virginia scholarship organizations and 275 low-income students have enrolled in 30 different schools using the resulting scholarships averaging $2,456 per scholarship.
The program is a win-win for everyone involved - donors receive a tax credit, schools are able to reach students they otherwise would not have been able to reach, and most importantly, students are given an opportunity at receiving a quality education they otherwise could not afford.  If you haven't already done so, visit and get involved today.