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Former Oklahoma State Rep. Tom Newell joins yes. every kid. as vice president of government affairs 

ARLINGTON, Va. — yes. every kid. (Yes) today announced that Tom Newell, a former Oklahoma state representative, has joined the organization as its first vice president of government affairs. As vice president of government affairs, Newell will help lead Yes’ government affairs team as it advocates for meaningful education policy solutions across the country, including […]

Missouri Governor Enacts Transformative Law to Provide Resources Directly to Families

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — With the Close the Gap Program now enacted into law, families can receive up to $1,500 in grants to cover the cost of tutoring and other resources. In response to Gov. Mike Parson signing HB 3002, Executive Director Craig Hulse issued the following statement on behalf of yes. every kid.: “By […]

yes. every kid. Appoints Craig Hulse as Executive Director

Andrew Clark Continues as Executive Director of yes. every kid. foundation. ARLINGTON, VA. — yes. every kid. (Yes) today announced that Craig Hulse, the previous director of state and federal government affairs at the organization, will be the new executive director of yes. every kid., effective June 29. Andrew Clark, who has held this post […]

Arizona Legislature Passes Most Expansive Empowerment Scholarship Account in the Nation

PHOENIX — In response to the full passage of House Bill 2853, the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account expansion, Craig Hulse issued the following statement on behalf of yes. every kid.: “Arizona has taken a huge step forward as a leader to empower families. One of the key strengths of the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account is that it […]

The Supreme Court Expands Educational Options for Students in Landmark Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the landmark case, Carson v. Makin, Craig Hulse issued the following statement on behalf of yes. every kid.:   “This landmark ruling breaks down barriers. Families will be empowered to use resources to access the educational experiences that best meet their child’s unique needs. This is a win for […]

In Response to the Signing of House Bill 2567, Craig Hulse issued the following statement on behalf of yes. every kid.

TOPEKA, Kan. — Across Kansas, families have signaled support for access to education options that are as unique as their children. With House Bill (HB) 2567 now signed into law, families will be empowered to tailor their child’s education to best meet their interests and learning styles. The opportunity for families to pursue unique learning experiences will give every kid access to the education that addresses their needs. We applaud the bipartisan support from the legislature and Governor […]

Kansas voters overwhelmingly support empowering families with increased educational opportunities for K-12 students

KANSAS CITY, KS., March 21, 2022 – A recent poll has found strong support among likely Kansas voters for allowing students to earn credits for outside-classroom learning experiences. The poll also indicates a majority of Kansas voters support allowing all students—regardless of zip code, income, or race—to access any public school they choose. When asked if […]

Governor Stitt Believes in Oklahoma Families

Oklahoma City, OK – yes. every kid. today commended Governor Stitt for his commitment to every Oklahoma student.  yes. every kid. Executive Director Andrew Clark issued the following statement following Gov. Stitt’s State of the State: “A student’s opportunities should not be limited by their family’s income, ZIP code, or school type.  We applaud Governor Stitt’s continued support to empower Oklahoma students and families with the Oklahoma Empowerment Act. There […]

Lawsuit Attempts to Eliminate Education Options for West Virginia Parents, Students

CHARLESTON, WV., January 19, 2022 – yes. every kid., an education advocacy organization that works to give every student an individualized education, and Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia (AFP-WV), today admonished a lawsuit filed against the state’s new Hope Scholarship program. The suit seeks to take away hard won educational flexibility that parents and students in […]

Mackinac Lawsuit Will Help Michigan Students Unlock Potential

LANSING, MI – yes. every kid., an education advocacy organization that works to give every student an individualized education, and Americans for Prosperity-Michigan (AFP-MI) today issued the following statements about a new lawsuit from the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan that seeks to help […]

Amicus Brief Urges Supreme Court to End Banning Religious Schools from Tuition Assistance

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF) and yes. every kid. last week filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case, Carson V. Makin. The brief urges the Court to rule that Maine’s discrimination against religious schools from participating in the state’s tuition assistance program violates the Free Exercise clause. […]