Civics

Education Freedom Accounts double after one year; most recipients outside public school

The education freedom account program allows students in families making up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level to attend private school or be home-schooled and receive the share of state funding that would have gone to their public school. That money, which averages $4,857 per student per year for program participants, must be spent on education expenses approved by the private scholarship program that runs the EFA program, the Children’s Scholarship Fund.  READ MORE

Civics

Zoning friction between towns and churches leads to legal challenges, legislation

After purchasing a house on Route 101 in March 2020, the group, the New Hope Christian Fellowship, began holding services in the living room. Attendance was modest; just 10 to 20 people participated every week, attending Bible study groups, Sunday services, and pastoral counseling. Meetings were held virtually at first, with church leaders broadcasting from the living room, but the church later moved to in-person gatherings. It began planning an extension to the house that could hold 50 people at once. READ MORE