Tax Credits

Federal How a Proposed Tax Rule Could End Up Hurting School Vouchers
Private school choice advocates are worried that tax-credit scholarship programs are getting swept into a crackdown by the Trump Administration on blue states trying to circumvent parts of the new GOP tax law.
Arianna Prothero, September 11, 2018
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School Choice & Charters In Florida, Bullied Students Will Get Vouchers to Attend Private School
In a major expansion of Florida's private school choice, state lawmakers approved a measure that will allow students who are bullied, harassed, or attacked in their public schools to use taxpayer funded vouchers to attend a private school.
Arianna Prothero, March 8, 2018
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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election-night celebration in New York.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election-night celebration in New York.
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Standards A One-Year Scorecard for Trump on K-12 Campaign-Trail Promises
Here's a look at how things have turned out on several key campaign pledges a year after Trump's upset presidential victory.
Alyson Klein, November 14, 2017
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sits down with students at the Science Focus Program/Zoo School in Lincoln, Neb., as part of her “Rethink School” tour.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sits down with students at the Science Focus Program/Zoo School in Lincoln, Neb., as part of her “Rethink School” tour.
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Federal DeVos Expounds on Policy In One-on-One Interview
The U.S. Secretary of Education spoke with Education Week in a wide-ranging interview during the secretary’s recent “Rethink School” tour
Alyson Klein, October 4, 2017
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes hands with State Rep. Will Davis after passage of an education funding bill that includes a $75 million tax-credit-scholarship program students can use to pay tuition at nonpublic schools.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, shakes hands with State Rep. Will Davis after passage of an education funding bill that includes a $75 million tax-credit-scholarship program students can use to pay tuition at nonpublic schools.
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Federal After Fierce Fight, Illinois Enacts Tax-Credit Scholarship Program
The new program barely received bipartisan approval from lawmakers, while incorporating elements aimed at issues of accountability and transparency.
Madeline Will, August 31, 2017
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Cynthia Greaux, a Florida mother, uses vouchers to send her children Tyler, 14, and Chloe, 8, to a private school that specializes in educating students with dyslexia.
Cynthia Greaux, a Florida mother, uses vouchers to send her children Tyler, 14, and Chloe, 8, to a private school that specializes in educating students with dyslexia.
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School Choice & Charters Parents See Benefits in Spec. Ed. Vouchers, But No Silver Bullet
For students with disabilities, vouchers can help open the door to private school attendance, but they come with trade-offs, including the loss of specific legal protections.
Christina A. Samuels, March 21, 2017
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School Choice & Charters Opinion School Choice Works, Privatization Won't
School vouchers divert millions from public education and do not produce results for students, writes Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.
Jack Markell, April 21, 2015
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Special Education Some States Put Parents in Charge of Student Spending
Education savings accounts—which allow parents to use public funds to customize schooling for their children—are the newest frontier in school choice.
Arianna Prothero, February 24, 2015
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Equity & Diversity Alabama Vouchers Target of Federal Court Suit
The Southern Poverty Law Center says Alabama's new tax-credit scholarships discriminate against poor children.
Andrew Ujifusa, August 27, 2013
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School Choice & Charters Tax Credit Strategy Fuels Private School Choice Push
Backers say tax credits offer fewer legal red flags than traditional vouchers and could save states and districts cash.
Sean Cavanagh, June 12, 2012
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College & Workforce Readiness Report Calls for End to Education Tax Credits to Save Pell Grants
Report from Education Sector suggests education tax credits be eliminated and funds redirected to supporting low-income students through Pell Grants.
Caralee J. Adams, April 25, 2012
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College & Workforce Readiness Higher Ed. Community Reacts to Proposals in Obama's Budget
President's FY 2013 budget draws reaction from higher education community groups
Caralee J. Adams, February 14, 2012
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College & Workforce Readiness Obama Outlines Details of College Affordability Proposals
The president is pushing a series of initiatives aimed at pressuring colleges to keep tuition down and making it easier for families to compare financial aid packages.
Caralee J. Adams, January 27, 2012
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College & Workforce Readiness Obama Calls on Colleges to Rein in Costs, Urges Support for Students
President Obama's focus on college access and affordability in last night's State of the Union Address was welcomed in the higher education community. But his strong language of putting colleges "on notice" to rein in tuition costs left some wondering how that could be achieved in the current economic environment.
Caralee J. Adams, January 25, 2012
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