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December 20, 2017

Will the Tax Bill Benefit Private Schools at the Expense of Poor Students in Public Education?

Are private schools poised to benefit at the expense of low-income students, thanks to the GOP tax bill? One supporter of school choice says yes.

December 02, 2017

Senate OKs Tax Bill Changing Teacher Deduction, Expanding School Choice

The Senate's version of a tax overhaul package contains potential changes for how teachers do their taxes, for state and local education funding, and other issues related to schools.

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 27, 2017

Tax Bills' Changes to Debt Could Shrink School Spending, Education Officials Say

A provision of the House and Senate tax bills involving tax-free bonds could make it harder for school districts to pay off long-term debt.

November 16, 2017

Tax Bills' Potential Impact on Federal Education Funding: Big Cuts, or Meh?

Tax cuts proposed by both the House and Senate would be financed by deficit spending that some advocates say could lead to pressure to cut K-12 funding. But not everyone agrees.

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.

October 10, 2017

Will Trump Get His K-12 Budget Cuts? Washington Edu-Insiders Say No.

Education insiders surveyed by a consulting group don't expect the Trump administration will get its budget cuts or enact its school choice proposals.

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 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.

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