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Catholic school students ask court permanently to bar Vermont from excluding them from tuition program

Oct 1, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A religious freedom law firm has filed a motion in federal court asking a judge to make permanent a preliminary... Read more

Illinois bishops urge support for school choice measure, while Nebraska bill fails

May 5, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Illinois bishops are urging Catholics in the state to support a scholarship program funded by donations with tax credit incentives... Read more

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Kentucky Catholic Conference praises school choice law

Mar 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky is pleased with the recent passage of a school choice bill in the commonwealth.  Read more

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Michigan bishops welcome court decision favoring funds for private schools

Dec 31, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Michigan Catholic Conference is pleased with a recent state Supreme Court decision that requires a lower court to review... Read more

Court halts Education Department’s rule for pandemic relief money to private schools

Aug 29, 2020

A federal judge has blocked a rule by the Department of Education for allocating pandemic relief money to private schools.  Read more

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Bishops back school choice funding bill

Jul 28, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has offered its support for a new school funding bill, as Catholic schools... Read more

NY Catholic archdiocese to close 20 schools, merge 3

Jul 9, 2020

The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 of its schools will not reopen, following the coronavirus crisis, and... Read more

Coronavirus relief must benefit private schools equitably, US Education Department says

Jun 26, 2020

Federal coronavirus aid to private schools is now enforceable by law, the U.S. Department of Education has said, following concerns... Read more

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Bishops applaud school choice as Pence visits Catholic school

Feb 6, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised a Trump administration plan to expand school choice Wednesday, as Vice President Mike Pence paid... Read more

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Legislators back 'School Choice Week' as Supreme Court considers key case

Jan 27, 2020

Political leaders have come out in support of School Choice Week, as the Supreme Court considers a crucial case on... Read more

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US justice department supports Christian school banned from voucher program

Nov 27, 2019

The United States Department of Justice on Tuesday filed a statement of interest in support of a Christian school in... Read more

Democratic US presidential candidates seek to limit charter schools

Oct 21, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released a K-12 education plan that, among other proposals, pledges to quadruple federal funding... Read more

New bill could mean more scholarships for Catholic schools nationwide

Mar 6, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

A proposed federal tax credit-based scholarship program could provide a boost for parents who want to send their children to... Read more

Ireland adopts policy aimed at Catholic school admissions

Oct 5, 2018

A new law in the Republic of Ireland will prohibit primary schools from taking religion into account in admissions, a... Read more

Irish policy aimed at Catholic schools raises fears of discrimination

Apr 3, 2018

A proposed policy in Ireland that would ban Catholic schools from prioritizing Catholic students on wait lists is being criticized... Read more