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November 30, 2017

How Yet Another Government Shutdown Showdown Could Impact Schools

If lawmakers don't take some kind of action by Dec. 8, major parts of the government—including the U.S. Department of Education—will grind to a halt.

November 09, 2017

Senate Tax Bill Ends Deductions for State and Local Taxes, Classroom Supplies

A national teachers' union says the House bill would jeopardize nearly $250 billion in education funding over the next decade, but the Senate bill could put even more pressure on revenue for schools.

November 02, 2017

Teacher Deduction for Classroom Expenses Scrapped in GOP Tax Bill

The bill would let families use up to $10,000 from 529 college savings plans for K-12 expenses, including private school tuition, but would scrap state and local income and sales tax deductions.

September 28, 2017

Why Spending on Schools Could Take a Hit Through the GOP Tax Proposal

The Republican framework for tax reform reportedly calls for the elimination of the state and local deduction available to taxpayers.

September 27, 2017

GOP Tax Proposal Silent on Private School Choice Boost, For Now

The GOP's "Unified Framework for Fixing a Broken Tax Code" does not mention any tax credit for donations to groups sponsoring scholarships to private schools.

September 20, 2017

Here's What the Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare Could Mean for Schools

Like previous recent efforts to overhaul health care and ditch Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation would significantly impact the $4 billion in Medicaid money schools receive annually.

September 14, 2017

House OKs Bill to Slash Education Budget as School Choice Push Loses Out

The House of Representatives voted to cut about 3.5 percent from the U.S. Department of Education's budget on Thursday, although the Senate's funding bill would cut less and take a different approach in several respects.

September 14, 2017

After-School Spending Gets Boost in Revised House Education Bill

House lawmakers voted to boost funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by $100 million during debate over the House education funding bill for the next fiscal year.

August 23, 2017

Number of Students Using D.C. Vouchers Drops, Report Finds

The federal voucher program is getting "stiff competition" from the city's charters and from rapidly improving public schools, a report from the think tank FutureED reports.

August 21, 2017

What's at Stake for Schools in the Debt Ceiling Debate

What does a potential game of chicken over raising the federal debt ceiling mean for education? There are a host of politically complicated issues attached to the nation's borrowing limit.

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