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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.

July 25, 2017

Don't Mourn or Applaud the End of $2 Billion in Teacher-Training Money Just Yet

How anxious or pleased should you be about the $2 billion cut to educator-training programs in the House education spending bill? Hold off before you decide.

July 19, 2017

Bill With More Than $2 Billion in Teacher-Training Cuts Advances in House

The legislation would cut less from the U.S. Department of Education than President Donald Trump wanted, and now moves on to the full House of Representatives.

July 13, 2017

House Lawmakers Advance Funding Bill Without Trump-DeVos Choice Programs

The legislation lawmakers discussed on Thursday differs from the Trump administration's plan in several respects, but both plans would eliminate $2 billion in aid for teacher training.

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