Sunday, January 18, 2015

The White House released the President’s tax plan for the State of Union on 1/20 at 9pm.  Here is the bullet on consolidating and improving ed tax incentives: “Simplify, consolidate, and expand education tax benefits to improve college affordability. The President’s plan will consolidate six overlapping education provisions into just two, while improving the American Opportunity Tax Credit to provide more students up to $2,500 each year over five years as they work toward a college degree – cutting taxes for 8.5 million families and students and simplifying taxes for the more than 25 million families and students that claim education tax benefits.”

Matthew Chingos at Brookings and Paul Peterson at Harvard have released a study on the impact of vouchers on college enrollment and degree attainment in NYC. 

  • FACT SHEET: A Simpler, Fairer Tax Code That Responsibly Invests in Middle Class Families The White House

    The White House | 01/17/2015

  • Experimentally Estimated Impacts of School Vouchers on College Enrollment and Degree Attainment

    Journal of Public Economics | 01/17/2015

  • Research is slim on personalized learning’s effectiveness

    The Charlotte Observer | 01/17/2015

  • Class helps develop character

    The Daily Reflector | 01/17/2015

  • Helping the Poor in Education: The Power of a Simple Nudge

    The Upshot: The New York Times | 01/17/2015

  • Buncombe school board tackles question of too much testing

    The Ashville Citizen-Times | 01/15/2015

  • CMS offering students options for learning

    The Charlotte Observer | 01/17/2015

  • What not to say to grieving students (and other tools to help bereaved kids at school)

    The Washington Post | 01/17/2015

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