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October 09, 2018

How States Have Changed Tax Codes to Mirror Federal Action on School Choice

The new federal tax code includes a change to federally backed college savings plans that has some revenue implications for states that have their own plans.

February 04, 2018

Paul Ryan Said $1.50 More Per Week Is a Big Deal for School Secretaries. Here's the Story the Numbers Tell

A recent tweet from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan highlighted how the new tax code meant $1.50 a week extra for a school secretary. Just what does that mean in context?

January 09, 2018

'Charitable Donations' Would Aim to Blunt New Tax Law's Impact on School Aid

Some state and local governments are looking at ways to reduce the impact of the tax overhaul President Donald Trump signed into law last month that could have a negative impact on school funding for districts.

December 22, 2017

Four Things Educators Should Know About the Tax Bill Trump Just Signed

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act features shake-ups to how state and local taxes are treated, changes to savings plans that let them be used for private school, and more.

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 19, 2017

Late Drama Leads Home Schooling Provision to Be Stripped From Tax Bill

The Senate parliamentarian ruled that a provision in the GOP tax bill giving a tax advantage to money saved for home schooling costs violated Senate rules.

December 18, 2017

Here's Where the GOP Tax Bill Could Hit School Funding the Hardest

The biggest change for schools in the GOP tax reform plan involves state and local taxes and could have a significant impact on school funding. Here's how.

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.

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