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2019 Issues


WF 01_04_19 Federal Commission on School Safety Releases Final Report, SALT Update: IRS Offers Safe Harbor for Business Taxpayers, Ohio Fails to Pass Heartbeat Abortion Bill

WF 01_11_19 Parents Consider School Safety to be a Key Factor When Utilizing School Choice, Department of Education Undergoes Reorganization, National School Choice Week is Just Around the Corner, Coming Soon–March for Life–January 18, 2019

WF 01_18_19 National School Choice Week is Just around the Corner, Pro-Life Legislative Work Leads up to the March for Life, Judge Rules against Trump Administration Conscience Protections in Contraceptive Mandate, Common Core Exams Show increase in Failure Rate in New York

WF 01_25_19 Trump Administration and Congress Recognize National School Choice Week; Vice President Defends Christian Faith, Christian Schools, Religious Freedom; March for Life 2019


WF 02_01_19 New York Passes Extreme Abortion Law, AACS Submits Title IX Comments, Administration Moves to Protect Religious Liberty in South Carolina

WF 2_08_19 President Trump Stands for Children and Life in the State of the Union, Polls Show Support for School Choice Is on the Rise, Florida Governor Moves to Abolish Common Core

WF 02_15_19 Florida Tax Credit Program Increases College Enrollment and Graduation, Congressional Democrats Block Bills to Stop Infanticide, Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana’s Pro-Life Law

WF 02_22_19 School Choice Battle in West Virginia, Religious Schools and the School Choice Debate, Several States Advance the Heartbeat Bill


WF_03_01_19 School Choice Update in the States, Senate Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide, Religious Liberty Is Threatened by Rules Regarding Conversion Therapy

WF_03_08_19 Federal Tax Credit Scholarship Program Introduced, Senators Lankford and Coons Reintroduce LIFT for Charities Act, Trump Administration Protects Life Through Title X Rule

WF 3_15_19 School Choice for Military Families Introduced, Department of Education Declares Restriction on Religious Organizations Is Unconstitutional, Alive From New York Event Will Celebrate Life in Times Square

WF 03_22_19 New Study Finds Weaknesses in Social-Emotional Learning, Federal Court Upholds Ohio Law to Defund Planned Parenthood, The Equality Act Is Introduced in the House

WF 03_29_19 Montana Parents Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court Over School Choice Decision, Alive from New York–Event to Celebrate Life, Study Shows Regulations Negatively Affect Private School Participation in School Choice, Appeals Court Upholds Housing Allowance Tax Exemption for Clergy


WF 04_05_19 Effects of Regulations on Specialization in School Choice, AACS to Host National Competition Next Week, Alive from New York–Event to Celebrate Life, Mississippi Expands Education Savings Accounts, State Legislatures Pass Heartbeat Bills

WF 04_19_19 AACS Sends Letter to Congress Addressing Concerns in the Equality Act, Alive from New York–Event to Celebrate Life, AACS Signs Amicus Brief in School Choice Case, Pro-Life Members of Congress Stand for Life

WF 04_26_19 New Report Offers Review of All School Choice Research, U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Three SOGI Cases, North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill to Protect Infants Who Survive Abortions


WF 05_03_19 New York Supreme Court Ruling Protects Autonomy of Private Schools, Federal Judges Block Pro-Life Rule from Taking Effect, Equality Act Receives a Mark-Up in House Judiciary Committee

WF 05_10_19 Florida and Tennessee Create New School Choice Programs, Equality Act Alert, Georgia Bans Abortion Once a Baby’s Heartbeat is Detected, Alive from New York a Success

WF_05_17_19 AACS Attends Panel Event on SEL: Social-Emotional Learning, AACS Legislative Office Prepares for Annual Youth Legislative Training Conference, White House Indicates Concerns with the Equality Act but Does Not Threaten to Veto It

WF 05_24_19 Equality Act Passes House Despite Opposition from Conservatives and Feminists, Evaluation of DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, Alabama and Louisiana Pass Strong Pro-Life Bills

WF 05_31_19 School Choice Advancements on the State Level, New Adversity Score in the SAT, Missouri Passes Pro-Life Law Banning Most Abortions


WF 06_07_19 Bipartisan Bill Prevents Navajo Families from Repaying Education Savings Accounts, Supreme Court Affirms Dignity of Abortion Victims, Avoids Other Abortion Questions, Child Safety Accounts Could Help D.C. Students Escape Unsafe Schools

WF 06_14_19 What Parents Look for When Choosing a School, Washington Supreme Court Rules Against Religious Liberty in Arlene’s Flowers Case, Trump Administration Cancels Contract for Research Using Aborted Fetal Body Parts

WF 06_21_19 U.S. Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in School Choice Case, West Virginia Legislature Holds Special Session for Education, Masterpiece Cakeshop Receives Third Discrimination Lawsuit

WF 06_28_19 Treasury Department Issues Guidance Regarding Tax Credit Scholarship Donations, Supreme Court Rules Bladensburg Cross Can Stay, Pro-Life Rule Protected by 9th Circuit Court


WF 07_05_19 Maryland Christian School Files Lawsuit to Defend Its Religious Liberty, NYC Schools to Include Social Emotional Learning in Curriculum, AACS DC Office Welcomes Interns, AACS Youth Legislative Training Conference

WF 07_19_19 AACS Hosts the Youth Legislative Training Conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Review Tax Credit Case, Research Shows Differing Views of Religious Freedom 

WF 7_26_19 Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits AACS School, New Research Shows Military Families Support School Choice, Pew Report on Religious Freedom and Persecution of Christians


WF 08_02_19 West Virginia Passes Education Reform Bill, State Department Hosts Religious Freedom Summit, Judge Upholds Oklahoma Pro-life Law that Bans Dismemberment Abortions

WF 08_09_19 New Report Shows School Choice Has Positive Effect on College Attendance and Completion, Ohio Passes Education Bill Including School Choice, Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Case for Vermont Students

WF 08_16_19 Efforts on the Federal Level to Address School Safety, Kentucky Bans Abortions After Heartbeat Is Detected, Majority of Americans Support Religious Study in Schools

WF 08_23_19 Reports Show Common Core State Standards Yield Dismal Results, Department of Labor Makes Rule in Favor of Religious Liberty, Planned Parenthood Officially Withdraws from Title X Program

WF 08_30_19 Court Rules in Favor of Religious Liberty for Wedding Videographers, National Education Association Announces Support for Abortion, Christian Mission Sued for Not Hiring Gay Lawyer


WF 09_06_19 College Board Rescinds “Adversity Score” Nomenclature, AACS National Legislative Conference Next Week, New Study Shows Ideological Gap Between Older and Younger Evangelicals, Federal Judge Blocks Pro-Life Law in Missouri

WF 09_20_19 AACS Hosts National Legislative Conference, AACS Submits Public Comments Regarding Religious Liberty Rule, NCES Releases Report with Characteristics of Public and Private Schools

WF 09_27_19 AACS Joins Amicus Brief in SCOTUS School Choice Case, Brush and Nib Studio Wins at Arizona Supreme Court, President Trump Delivers Religious Freedom Speech at United Nations


WF 10_04_19 U.S. Department of Education Hosts Leadership Conference for Private School Leadership, U.S. Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Religious Liberty Case, Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Religious Liberty of Adoption Agency

WF 10_11_19 AACS Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Freedom of Religious Schools in Employment Decisions, Supreme Court Hears Religious Liberty and Education Cases, Supreme Court to Hear Pro-Life Case

WF 10_18_19 Sexualization of Children Summit Addresses Education, NCES Report Shows Greater Parental Satisfaction with Choice Schools, Values Voter Summit Attracts Thousands to Washington, D.C. 

WF 10_25_19 AACS Executive Director Discusses Ministry and Benefits of Christian Education, Final Guidance for Equitable Services Through Title 1 Includes Religious Liberty Protections, American Federation for Children Releases Annual School Choice Guidebook


WF 11_01_19 Attorney General Highlights Battle for Religious Liberty in Education, Parental Rights Amendment Petition, NCES Conference Offers Helpful Information

WF 11_08_19 The Nation’s Report Card Shows Negative Scores from Common Core, Kentucky State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Religious Liberty, Trump Administration Announces Rule to Protect Religious Foster Care Agencies

WF 11_15_19 Department of Education Faith-Based Office Hosts Conference for Education Leaders, Trump Administration Celebrates Record Number of Judicial Appointments, Judge Reverses Trump Conscience Rule Protections

WF 11_22_19 AACS Legislative Staff Participates in Radio Interview Discussing Political Trends, Religious Liberty; New Poll Finds Most Americans See Religion as Force for Good; EdChoice Releases 2019 Schooling in America Survey

WF 11_29_19 Special Thanksgiving Edition


WF 12_06_19 AACS Submits Comments on Child Care and Preschool Policies, Trump Administration Supports Christian School in Religious Freedom Lawsuit, AACS Represents Christian Education at Meeting with Administration and House Leadership

WF 12_13_19 White House Hosts School Choice Event, Parent Resource Guide Helps Parents Understand Transgender Movement, Supreme Court Allows Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law to Stand

WF 12_20_19 Fairness for All Introduced but Lacks Support, AACS Submits Public Comments on Adoption and Foster Care Proposed Rule, National Poll Shows Strong Support for School Choice