Taxes

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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.
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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Budget & Finance What It Takes to Stay on Top of Improving School Facilities
Be proactive, especially with winning community support, district leaders advise.
Mark Lieberman, September 15, 2022
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Derek Richey, the chief financial officer in the Cleveland school district, helps 4th grade student Kevin Bonner with an art project during art class at Memorial School.
Derek Richey, the chief financial officer in the Cleveland school district, helps 4th grade student Kevin Bonner with an art project at Memorial School.<br/>
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School & District Management Leader To Learn From A Finance Officer Who Anticipates the Worst and Plans for the Best
In the Cleveland district, chief financial officer Derek Richey connects his work directly to what’s happening in classrooms.
Mark Lieberman, February 16, 2022
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Budget & Finance Is Your School District Underfunded?
How access to affordable housing is linked to a K-12 spending gap.
Eesha Pendharkar, October 18, 2021
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School Choice & Charters In Fight Over Millions of Dollars for Charter Schools, a Marijuana Tax May Bring Peace
The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted unanimously to rescind a polarizing lawsuit settlement, pending certain stipulations.
Nuria Martinez-Keel, The Oklahoman, May 25, 2021
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Education Funding Opinion The COVID-19 Stimulus Money Won’t Last Forever. Here’s What's Next for Schools
There are three important first steps for states to start helping schools prepare now, write two policy experts.
Zahava Stadler & Victoria Jackson, April 26, 2021
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This July 19, 2019 photo shows an Epic Charter Schools office in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the state's public charter school association to settle a 2017 lawsuit.
This July 19, 2019 photo shows an Epic Charter Schools office in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted Thursday in favor of an agreement with the state's public charter school association to settle a 2017 lawsuit.
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School Choice & Charters Oklahoma Charter Schools Granted Local Tax Revenue in 'Seismic' Settlement
A groundbreaking settlement will fundamentally change the way charter schools are funded in Oklahoma, despite vehement opposition.
Nuria Martinez-Keel, The Oklahoman, March 26, 2021
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