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Ohio Scholarship Programs

  • 16 November 2015
  • Author: Jim Tobin
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The EdChoice Scholarship Program enables students who are assigned to attend underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend a participating private school if awarded one of up to 60,000 state-funded scholarships. Additional EdChoice scholarships are available to incoming kindergarten, first grade and second grade students whose family income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. These scholarships are available to anyone who meets the income requirements regardless of where they live in Ohio.

The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) from their district of residence. The amount of each scholarship is be based on the disability identified on the student’s IEP and will not exceed $20,000.

The Cleveland Scholarship Program provides educational choices for children in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The program gives students the opportunity to attend private schools in Cleveland. The State will provide reimbursement for tuition to help pay the cost of attending these schools. Even if your child already attends one of these schools, you may be eligible to apply for the program.

The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of qualified children with autism the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence.

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Prayer for an End to Human Trafficking

Oh God, we didn't see them.

But you did-

The hundreds and thousands of human beings trafficked each year to join the millions who are trapped in modern-day slavery.

Under terrible conditions, they work in factories, plow fields, harvest crops, work quarries, fill brothels, clean homes, and haul water.

Many are children with tiny fingers for weaving rugs and small shoulders for bearing rifles.

Their labor is forced, their bodies beaten, their faces hidden from those who don't really want to see them.

But you see them all, God of the poor.

You hear their cry and you answer by opening our eyes, and breaking our hearts and loosening our tongues to insist:

No mas. No more.

Amen