Grading Arizona's Scholarship Organizations
The Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options takes out the guesswork for parents and corporations with its annual report rating Arizona’s school tuition organizations (STOs) with over $100,000 in scholarships.
The “Grading Arizona’s School Organizations” report ranks the STOs on a five-star criterion – five stars being the highest and one star being the lowest ranking. STOs are charitable organizations that provide private school scholarships to children in grades K-12. Corporate donations to an STO must be used for children from low-income families, children with special needs, or children in Arizona’s foster care system.
Hispanic CREO evaluated and rated these STOs based on five factors:
- Percent of annual revenue awarded in the form of scholarships;
- Percent of scholarships awarded to students from low-income families;
- Percent of scholarships awarded to students from low-income and working-class families;
- Number of schools that a student using a scholarship can choose from based on an STO’s rules;
- And whether or not an STO awards scholarships based on a family’s needs or the recommendations of other families or contributors. Arizona law prohibits an STO from awarding a scholarship solely on the basis of a parent or donor recommendation.
Julio Fuentes on The Grade - The NECSN Podcast
The Northeast Charter Schools Network Podcast "The Grade" had our President and CEO, Julio Fuentes, as a special guest! Julio discusses the importance of education reform in the country, parent advocacy, and so much more about school Choice! Tune in to this podcast right here on "The Grade".
Have a Heart ♥︎ Drop the Suit
On Valentine's Day, Hispanic CREO brought several parents and students to the visit the Florida teachers union in Tallahassee. They delivered 6,000 Valentines cards to the union asking them to Have a Heart, Drop the Suit.
The 5th Annual Hispanic CREO Summit 2015 was a Great Success!
Thank you all that have attended the 5th annual Hispanic CREO Summit! Because of your support, we doubled our attendance numbers from previous years! We are proud to have been able to convene some of the top Hispanic leaders, experts and organizations that work with us to find solutions to end this national educational crisis. As you know, the Summit is the premier national gathering of education reformers on Hispanic education issues and delivers you the unique opportunity to interact with diverse individuals who have dedicated their professional lives to improving the quality of education for our children.
For summit highlights, visit our event page to read more and view pictures.
See you next year in 2016!
Futuro2020 is a national campaign with the two-fold goal of raising awareness of this issue and identifying a new path to find solutions. Please visit www.Futuro2020.org and join the movement.