School Choice

2015 Legislative Round-up

Partners in advocacy advance our mission It was a strong legislative session in support of Hoosier kids this year, and we’re thrilled that our representatives and senators listened–and responded–to nonpublic school concerns. Here’s a check list of accomplishments this year: Removed artificial cap of $4,800 on Choice Scholarships for elementary students (there remains a cap… Read more »

Embracing Accountability in School Choice

Indiana’s nationally acclaimed School Choice legislation has brought our Lutheran schools greater public attention. That’s remarkable, because the Lutheran schools have a longer history here in northeast Indiana than the public schools. (Did you know that St Paul’s Lutheran School downtown is the oldest continually operating elementary school, public or private, in the state?) And… Read more »

Vouchers versus SGOs: the facts

See those storm clouds? No, those clouds aren’t going to bring a storm. At least not the clouds I’m looking at. The clouds I’m seeing are directed at recent school-choice legislation in Indiana. While the program is a model for any state looking at choice as an option for its schools (words used by researchers… Read more »

It’s your choice: make yourself heard

The Golden Dome of Notre Dame was the setting for this week’s conference on the outcomes of school choice in Indiana. Researchers from coast to coast (Stanford to Duke) presented their findings on various aspects of school choice and how these findings describe the “Indiana School Choice Ecosystem.” Researchers looked at various research and its… Read more »

Join the conversation

On the evening of Wednesday, January 15, Jon Dize, our advancement director, and I enjoyed an evening with parents, legislators, and others interested in supporting Indiana School Choice initiatives. Sponsored by Hoosiers for Economic Growth and School Choice Indiana, the reception was an opportunity for sharing ideas and stories to better understand the impact of… Read more »

Enrollment breaks 4,000

The feeding of the 4,000 is one of the many miracles recorded in the Bible. This miracle demonstrates the compassion and the creativity of Christ. The multitude had followed Jesus for three days and ended up in the wilderness, far from a store to buy food. Jesus had compassion on all those people and multiplied… Read more »

State approves The Lutheran SGO of Indiana

Making the dream of a Lutheran education a reality for Indiana families with scholarships and a significant state tax incentive. The state recently approved the creation of The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) of Indiana. The Lutheran SGO of Indiana exists to raise funds from individuals and businesses to provide scholarship funds to all eligible… Read more »

Enrollment grows again for 2012–13

With nearly 200 additional students in attendance during 2012–13, The Lutheran Schools are enjoying increased enrollment for the second straight year. “We’re thrilled with this news and praise God for the gifts these students are for our schools,” says Mark Muehl, director of The Lutheran Schools Partnership. “I think this increase can be attributed to… Read more »

Two more schools to accept vouchers

St. Peter’s in Fort Wayne and St. Peter–Immanuel in Decatur have joined the growing number of The Lutheran Schools participating in the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program. Other schools participating include Concordia, Woodburn, Suburban Bethlehem, Lutheran South Unity, St. John in Kendallville, Emmaus, Ascension, St. Paul’s, and Concordia Lutheran High School. Choice Scholarships—also known as vouchers—enable… Read more »