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Arizona Expands Choice Options

• ExcelinEd

Today’s piece is cross-posted from ExcelinEd’s reform news section. 



During the 2015 legislative session, Arizona passed a significant education reform expansion to improve access to a great education for more students in the Grand Canyon state.

Arizona is a national leader in school choice and in April, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) expansion bill into law. Senate Bill 1332, sponsored by Senator Carlyle Begay, will provide eligibility for ESAs to students who live on Native American reservations. Arizona was the first state to adopt an ESA program. An ESA is an account established, with financial assistance from the state, to provide options for parents of eligible students to freely choose how and where to educate their children. ExcelinEd commends Governor Ducey for signing the Empowerment Scholarship Account expansion bill and for his commitment to securing a bright future for Arizona’s students.

Take a look at what other states accomplished in their 2015 legislative sessions. We have also shared session wrap-ups on Arkansas, GeorgiaMississippi, Nevada and Tennessee.


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