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December 15, 2017

Final Tax Bill Keeps Teacher Deduction at $250, Cuts State and Local Deductions

After extensive negotiations, a congressional conference committee has agreed to a final tax reform bill that could impact state and local funding and teachers' pocketbooks, as well as school choice.

December 01, 2017

Higher Ed. Overhaul Would Change FAFSA, Along With Teacher-Prep Oversight

A House bill contains significant changes to how high school students apply for federal aid for college, as well as the information about colleges provided by the federal government to prospective students and their families.

November 30, 2017

Senators Fail (So Far) to Attach School Choice Measures to Tax Bill

Several amendments to expand school choice in various ways have yet to gain traction as part of the Senate's bid to overhaul the tax code.

November 29, 2017

Where the House and Senate GOP Tax Bills Differ on Education

From teacher tax deductions to school choice, the two bills don't treat K-12 issues exactly the same. Here are a few key differences between them.

July 28, 2017

If Senate Starts Over on Health Care, K-12 Could Dip Lower on Priority List

Should the overhaul effort catch fire once again, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., could play a key role in the process, competing for his committee's attention.

March 08, 2017

Senate Votes to Block Obama Teacher-Preparation Rules

Although the rules gave teacher-prep programs some flexibility on how to judge student learning, they got criticism, and not just from congressional Republicans.

February 13, 2017

Key House Lawmaker Discusses What's Next for Federal Education Funding

Last year, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., oversaw a federal spending bill for education in the House that cut the department's overall budget of $68 billion by $1.3 billion.

February 02, 2017

Republicans Are Moving Quickly to Introduce School Choice Bills

It's unclear whether President Donald Trump's $20 billion federal voucher plan has legs. But don't mistake that for a lack of overall enthusiasm among GOP lawmakers for expanding school choice.

November 22, 2016

Education Under Trump: Who Will Ride Shotgun, and Who Will Get Locked Out?

With the dust still settling from the Nov. 8 election, who will prosper under Donald Trump's presidency, and who'll be wearing sackcloth and ashes in the political wilderness?

November 18, 2016

The Education of Barron Trump and Other 'First Kids'

The last time a president's child attended public school was in the late 1970s during Jimmy Carter's presidency. The question now is where will President-elect Donald Trump's son go?

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