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Open Sky Education is a quarterfinalist for the Yass Prize

October 6, 2022

Open Sky Education, of Waukesha, and its newest division Soaring Education Services will go on to the next phase of the Yass Competition. Congratulations! The $1 million Yass Prize for Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding and Permissionless (STOP) education is powered by the D.C.-based Center for Education Reform in partnership with Forbes. Open Sky and 63 other…

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School choice gets major buzz across the nation: What We’re Reading

October 4, 2022

School choice continues to be a major focus in Wisconsin, Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states around the country, especially with the midterm elections nearing. For the latest pertinent news here at home, see School Choice Wisconsin’s press release headlined Results again show that parental choice programs work for parents, students and schools. “As in…

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Students in Wisconsin’s choice programs outperform traditional public school students on ACT

September 30, 2022

The top choice news in the state at the moment: As in prior years, students in Wisconsin’s school choice programs have outperformed traditional public school students on the college-readiness ACT exam. See our press release here.

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Results Again Show That Parental Choice Programs Work for Parents, Students, and Schools

September 29, 2022

For Immediate Release September 29, 2022 Contact: Nicholas Kelly   Results Again Show That Parental Choice Programs Work for Parents, Students, and Schools.   On Thursday, September 29, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released the state test scores via the Wisconsin Student Assessment System. As in prior years, students in Wisconsin’s school choice…

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School Choice Wisconsin services for schools and parents

September 27, 2022

ChoiceWords wants schools and parents to be aware of the services School Choice Wisconsin provides. ChoiceWords sees SCW staff in action daily, helping schools plow through complicated paperwork and often making in-person visits. ChoiceWords sees how SCW functions as a lifeline for school administrators and others across the state. “We are here to serve our…

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What They’re Up To: Expansion, academic success at schools in choice programs

September 23, 2022

  As we get deeper into the school year, it’s uplifting to see varied activities, success and growth at schools participating in Wisconsin’s choice programs. The schools participating in choice vary in size, budget and mission. Occasionally, ChoiceWords peruses the websites and social media pages of participating schools to see what’s up on their campuses…

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Statement from School Choice Wisconsin and Bender Consulting LLC

September 23, 2022

For Immediate Release September 23, 2022 Contact: Nicholas J. Kelly Statement from School Choice Wisconsin and Bender Consulting LLC: School Choice Wisconsin (SCW) and Jim Bender, after more than a decade of success working together to advance educational options for parents, are moving forward on different paths but will remain allies in the fight for…

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School leader to state: Give us more enrollment periods

September 14, 2022

♦ Life Happens: A ChoiceWords series ♦ The state needs to add additional enrollment periods for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. The state should also end the program’s grade-level entry points, which can prevent families from accessing the program for years. This is the second installment in a periodic ChoiceWords series. More enrollment periods, please.…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest

September 9, 2022

All choice school students are invited to participate in our annual art contest in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s theme is United with the Hispanic Community. There will be one grand prize winner per category: • K-2 = $50 • Grades 3-5 = $100 • Grades 6-8 = $150 • Grades 9-12 =…

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Nail-biter of a week for one Milwaukee school and an assist from School Choice Wisconsin

September 9, 2022

“You’ve got half the community here,” someone shouted at Edward DeShazer as he welcomed students into Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy Thursday. “We want the whole community,” he responded. Positive energy was in abundance this week as the K4­–8 school held a grand opening of its new home, at 9520 W. Allyn St. in Milwaukee,…

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