Reimagining Arizona’s ESA Program: Empowering Parents & Ensuring Accountability

Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program is at a crossroads. Serving over 70,000 students, the program empowers families with funding they can direct for their kids’ diverse educational needs, including private schooling and online programs. A new report from Common Sense Institute Arizona and yes. every kid. foundation. suggests that it’s time for significant changes … Read more

West Virginia families benefit from recent changes to HOPE Scholarship program  

Last month, West Virginia’s Hope Scholarship Board approved several changes to how families interact with the state’s education freedom lifeline. State Treasurer Riley Moore, who serves as Chairman of the Hope Scholarship Board, put forward the rule changes to make it more flexible for families.  Hope Scholarship empowers every family in West Virginia with an … Read more

yes. every kid. foundation. recommendations heeded by Oklahoma regulator overseeing universal education tax credit

In early October, the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) sought public input on its proposed rules for the state’s new Parental Choice Tax Credit. The universal, refundable tax credit is available to families who choose to educate their kids outside of their local public school, providing up to $7,500 per student for families who choose approved … Read more

yes. every kid. foundation. speaks up for Arizona families at ESA hearing

In May, Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma and Minority Leader Andres Cano agreed to create an “Ad Hoc Committee on Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Governance and Oversight.” The committee was tasked with gathering information from “experts, parents, and the public about the structure and functions of an appropriate governance and oversight body” over the state’s Empowerment … Read more

yes. every kid. foundation. Weighs in on Historic Implementation of The Parental Choice Tax Credit 

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2023 Contact: Shannon Pahls,  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma made history this year with the passage of the Parental Choice Tax Credit, empowering all families in the state with education freedom. The first-in-the-nation tax credit legislation is universal, refundable, and prioritizes families.   Earlier this week, the Tax Commission proposed rules … Read more