Arkansas expands eligibility for Education Freedom Accounts

(The Center Square) – More Arkansas students will be eligible for Education Freedom Accounts this upcoming school year, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.

The program will expand to children of veterans, military reserve members, first responders, law enforcement officers, and students who previously attended D-rated schools for the 2024-2025 school year, the governor said.

Previously, the program was open only to first-time kindergarteners, students from F schools or Level 5 districts, students from the Succeed Scholarship Program, homeless students, current or former foster care students, students with disabilities, and children of active-duty military members.

“I’m a mom of three, so I know that every child in our state learns a little bit differently. Education Freedom Accounts recognize that parents’ choice, not random geography, should be the primary determining factor in where a child goes to school,” Sanders said. “I’m proud that we are prioritizing Arkansas’ heroes and their families in
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