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Budget & Finance How to Build Voter Support for School Bonds: 5 Tips
A ‘steady drumbeat of communication’ with lots of detailed information go a long way, district leaders say.
Caitlynn Peetz, May 9, 2024
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Budget & Finance Passing School Bonds Is Hard. Advice From 3 Superintendents Who Did It
‘Educating instead of campaigning’ in an era when district leaders are under a political microscope.
Caitlynn Peetz, April 29, 2024
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Education Funding When There's More Money for Schools, Is There an 'Objective' Way to Hand It Out?
A fight over the school funding formula in Mississippi is kicking up old debates over how to best target aid.
Mark Lieberman, April 17, 2024
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Teaching Profession Teachers: Calculate Your Tax-Deductible Expenses
The IRS caps its annual educator expense deduction at $300. This calculator allows teachers to see how out-of-pocket spending compares.
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Teaching Profession It’s Tax Season, Teachers. See How to Save More Money
Experts share multiple ways that educators may be able to incur savings at tax time.
Elizabeth Heubeck, February 7, 2024
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School & District Management Schools Can Use These Little-Known, Unlimited Funds to Make Their Buildings Greener
Districts can reclaim a substantial portion of the cost of green building improvements through a little-known federal provision.
Mark Lieberman, October 10, 2023
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Education Funding 10 Education Priorities America Could Afford If Everyone Paid All Their Taxes
Universal school meals, school building upgrades, and closing learning gaps each cost less than the annual amount of unpaid federal taxes.
Mark Lieberman, April 21, 2023
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Teaching Profession Interactive The Teacher Tax Deduction Got Bigger. But How Far Does It Go?
Use this interactive to tally up classroom expenses.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at near sunset in Washington, on Oct. 18, 2018.
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Law & Courts After 50 Years, a U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Educational Equity Is Still Debated
In a school finance case from Texas, the justices held that the wealth of districts was not subject to extra constitutional scrutiny.
Mark Walsh, March 20, 2023
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School & District Management What Happened When One of the First Large School Districts Adopted a Four-Day Week
New research on a large district's adoption of the 4-day week shows drops in home values, teacher retention, and achievement.
Caitlynn Peetz, February 13, 2023
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Teaching Profession 9 FAQs on Tax Savings for Teachers
Here's how to claim education expense deductions and one other possible break for teachers.
Elizabeth Heubeck, January 26, 2023
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Teaching Profession The IRS Increased the Teacher Tax Deduction. Will It Help?
Teachers use the deduction to offset the cost of classroom supplies.
Elizabeth Heubeck, January 20, 2023
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School Choice & Charters Q&A Voucher Programs Gain Strength With Help From the Courts, An Expert Says
A school choice expert explains how recent rulings could prevent future voucher programs from getting blocked by opponents.
Mark Lieberman, December 22, 2022
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Budget & Finance Property Taxes Fuel K-12 Budgets. How Well Does That Work?
A new report explores the role of property taxes in school funding and ways to offset their pinch as inflation rises.
Mark Lieberman, November 28, 2022
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