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Businesses get OK to offer scholarships






An approved list of ten organizations can now accept scholarship applications from parents of students attending low-performing schools.  The scholarship money will come through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The state Department of Community and Economic Development will continue […]

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Pa. program turns tax credit tactic toward low-achieving schools






The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program is giving businesses an opportunity to obtain tax credits in exchange for donating scholarship money for students to leave low-achieving Pennsylvania schools. Businesses can start submitting online applications on Wednesday to see if they […]

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Tax-credit program offers new opportunites to families living near low-achieving schools






The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program, a product of a law signed by Gov. Tom Corbett earlier this month, may alleviate some stress as parents prepare to send their children to school this fall. With this program, some families may be […]

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Letter to the Editor – EITC program “costing taxpayers?”






posted July 20, 2012 Re: “It’s Real Money” (editorial, July 5) Disappointing was the editorial arguing that the Educational Improvement Tax Credit — a decade-old, bipartisan-supported program that gives children educational options through voluntary business tax credits — “costs taxpayers.” […]

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