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Iowa has 2 private school choice programs.

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    Iowa – School Tuition Organization Tax Credit

    Tax-Credit Scholarship

    The Iowa School Tuition Organization Tax Credit program, a tax-credit scholarship program, was enacted and launched in 2006. It helps Iowa students from low- and lower middle-income households to afford the schooling options that best fit their needs. Learn more about the program’s details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, and more.
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    Iowa – Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit

    Individual Tax Credit/Deduction

    The Iowa Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit program was enacted and launched in 1987, and it allows parents to receive a limited tax credit for their educational expenses. Learn more about the program’s details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, and more.
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Friday Freakout: Does School Choice Increase Inequality?

When Nevada enacted the nation’s first nearly universal education savings accounts (ESAs), education reformers celebrated. ESAs empower families to tailor their children’s education to meet their individual learning needs and have the potential to unleash a wave of innovation. Others, however, have been less enthusiastic. Perhaps the most common concern is the one raised recently […]
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RESEARCH REPORT

Iowa K–12 and School Choice Survey

The “Iowa K-12 & School Choice Survey” project, commissioned by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and conducted by Braun Research, Inc. (BRI), measures Iowa registered voters’ familiarity and views on a range of K-12 education topics and school choice reforms.

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How Tax-Credit Scholarships Work

This short video illustrates what tax-credit scholarships are and how they work. Who pays for tax-credit scholarships? How can families obtain these scholarships? And how do these scholarships benefit kids by providing broader educational choices? Click the video above to answer all these questions and more.

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