Federal and state “529” college savings plans have been expanded to provide a benefit to parents paying tuition at K-12 Catholic schools in Iowa. Our partners at Iowa ACE have put together an information sheet you can take to your tax professional to see if the new benefits will help you. Click here for more information.
A recent article in the Des Moines Register tells the story of a family that escaped the civil war of South Sudan before finding a home in Iowa and enrolling their children in Holy Family Catholic School in Des Moines. The family receives a scholarship thanks to the state’s School Tuition Organization (STO) tax credit [...]
We believe parents have the primary role in the education of their children and access to Catholic education is primary to our mission as Catholics. It is how we serve the needs of children and families and help improve their lives. Catholic education is a public service and a contributor to the common good by [...]
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, was passed in 1965 as the education component of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It was designed to address the achievement gap between children from low-income families and their higher-income peers and was the most expansive federal education bill ever passed. The bill created a special source [...]
We believe parents have the primary role in the education of their children and that access to Catholic education is primary to our mission as Catholics. Catholic education is a public service and a contributor to the common good by creating a model of “schools for the human person.” Catholic education models faith in action [...]