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Congress Changed 529 College Savings Plans, And Now States Are Nervous
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Jan 8, 8:27 AM: After Congress' rewrite of the tax code, parents can now use 529 plans to cover tuition not only at colleges and universities but also at private elementary and high schools. That's a big, sudden expansion, and it has some experts >
Concerns Mount Over K-12 Education Plans
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Jan 4, 8:12 AM:

As states cement education plans for their schools under the federal K-12 law, the Department of Education is working furiously to assess them amid mounting concerns about states' commitment to following the law, their proposals >

Big new study finds that performance bonuses for teachers boost test scores (a bit)
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Jan 3, 8:22 AM: A school district leader with money for teacher bonuses faces a choice: Should she spread the money around to all teachers equally or give more to teachers who have performed best?
Reality Check with Jeanne Allen
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Jan 2, 8:09 AM:

This week’s Reality Check with Jeanne Allen features a discussion of the extraordinary 20 year history of BASIS Schools with co-founder Michael Block, who launched their international network of schools with his wife Olga back in >

The Middle-Class Takeover of Bilingual Schools 
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Dec 28, 8:44 AM: Will the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs push out the students these programs were designed to serve?
Reality Check with Jeanne Allen
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Dec 27, 8:15 AM: Every teacher knows that children all learn differently, and yet our schools are designed to teach them all the same way. In this week’s Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, one of the world’s leading experts in Adaptive Learning >
Paying for private school: Will tax reform help NJ parents?
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Dec 27, 8:13 AM: School choice advocates won a small, if mostly symbolic, victory when Congressional Republicans pushed through a tax overhaul that could help parents of children who attend private school.
The new tax law allows education savings accounts to be used for K-12 private and religious schools. How much will that mean to families?
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Dec 27, 8:12 AM: An amendment to the federal tax package that recently made its way through Congress may open the door for even more growth.
Christmas comes early for proponents of school choice
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Dec 26, 9:09 AM: Proponents of school choice are sharing in President Trump’s first major legislative victory, the signing of the Republican tax reform bill on Friday.
DeVos calls for more innovation during Rethink School Summit
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Dec 21, 8:23 AM: Districts with personalized learning models, charter schools, a homeschooling advocate and independent schools accepting vouchers for students from low-income families were featured Tuesday during U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy >
Jeanne Allen on NYC’s Edtech Scene, Empowering Teachers and Tax Reform
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Dec 20, 8:46 AM: This year, Americans seem to be watching government processes closer than they have in the past. Every week, some policy maker, some legislative vote or confirmation hearing is trending on Twitter and Facebook. But Jeanne Allen, >
Democrats challenge Cruz’s home-school provision
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Dec 20, 8:43 AM: In an abrupt move to keep the tax bill on track, the Senate stripped part of a tax break proposed by Texas Republican Ted Cruz that had been touted as a “game-changer” for families who home-school their children.
Religious conservatives embrace Cruz tax break for private schools
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Dec 19, 8:13 AM: With the Republican-led Congress heading toward final passage of major tax cut legislation decried by Democrats, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz already has begun campaigning on a school choice provision in the bill that gives tax breaks >
Tax Bill Could Hand DeVos First Major School Choice Victory
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Dec 18, 8:22 AM: The GOP tax plan could hand the Trump administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos their first major school choice victory.
Sydney Chaffee: The charter school teacher who got the nation’s attention
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Dec 14, 8:05 AM: Chaffee couldn’t believe it. True, she’d been named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 2016. But no Massachusetts teacher had won the national honor in its 65 years. Neither has a charter school teacher, and she teaches >
Reality Check with Jeanne Allen
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Dec 13, 8:54 AM: Reality Check with Jeanne Allen is a weekly NRO Podcast about transforming education in America. Jeanne is the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform in Washington, and she’s been on the front lines of the battle for >
Ted Cruz makes DC school choice push
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Dec 12, 8:45 AM: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has reintroduced legislation that would expand school choice options in Washington, D.C., and make students in the district eligible to open educational savings accounts.
Senate tax bill could be a game changer for parents frustrated with the public school system
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Dec 12, 8:44 AM: Parents would have more power to choose the K-12 education that best meets the specific needs of their children and reflects the values of their families if an amendment to tax legislation recently approved by the Senate becomes >
Ted Cruz does what Texas Legislature could not: expand ‘school choice’
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Dec 11, 8:28 AM:

The U.S. Senate this month did what the conservative Texas Legislature couldn’t do earlier this year: pass legislation expanding what proponents call private school choice. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tacked on to the Senate’s >

Public dollars for private school tuition? That’s what two in Congress want for every D.C. family
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Dec 8, 8:22 AM: Virtually any D.C. student would be able to attend private school on the taxpayer’s dime under legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) — a proposal that would mark the most radical expansion >

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