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Kansas becomes 19th school choice state, 40th program

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM | Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC (April 22, 2014) – The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today celebrates Kansas for becoming the 19th state and 40th program nationally to offer low-income and special needs children educational choice. Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) signed the scholarship tax credit program into law yesterday, among other educational reforms and funding increases. 

AFC announces Dr. Sugata Mitra as keynote speaker at national policy summit

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM | Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. (April 22, 2014) – The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, is pleased to announce Dr. Sugata Mitra will speak at the 5th Annual AFC National Policy Summit, #EdRevolution: Breaking Down Barriers to Educational Choice. Dr. Mitra is a Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University and winner of the 2013 TED Global Prize for his vision to build a school in the cloud where children can learn from one another.  

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American Federation for Children Mourns the Passing of Bishop Joseph McFadden

Posted on May 02, 2013 at 04:50 PM | National

William Oberndorf, member of the board of directors and Chairman Emeritus of the Alliance for School Choice, issued the following statement on behalf of the American Federation for Children and Alliance for School Choice  with regard to the passing of The Most Reverend Joseph McFadden, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg and Chairman of Committee on Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
 

Arizona Legislators Unanimously Pass New Anti-Fraud Measures to Strengthen and Protect School Choice Program

Posted on May 01, 2013 at 02:10 PM | Arizona

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the work of Arizona legislators for protecting the integrity of Arizona’s trailblazing Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) by unanimously voting in favor House Bill 2458, anti-fraud legislation that safeguards ESAs. The American Federation for Children praises all Arizona legislators for ensuring ESA funds are being used properly and adding needed accountability measures to the one-of-a-kind program. Empowerment Scholarship Accounts allow Arizona parents to take unprecedented control over their children’s education.
 

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