"The National Education Association, a teachers union, estimated that the cap on state and local deductions could put at risk $15.2 billion in annual public school spending, or $304 per pupil.
Marc Egan, the association’s director of government relations, said the change could discourage local governments from investing in education and might eventually depress economic growth. ... See moreSee less
"Five groups that represent public school superintendents, school business officials and rural schools authored a letter opposing the tax overhaul, saying it “includes provisions that undermine the strength of our nation’s public school systems and compromises the ability of these systems to adequately and effectively provide educational opportunities and services to the students they serve.” ... See moreSee less
Drumroll please! Meet our fifth finalist for our #NewYearNewIdeas campaign, Brooke Shanley from Villa Park School District. Her students get to travel the world through the National Geographic photo of the day. They become familiar with geography and relative location, all while learning about the many people and cultures living with us on this planet.
The tax bill will be disastrous for educators and working families - and they might be voting on it as soon as tomorrow. Pick up the phone now and call your Members of Congress! Already called? Please call again, and spread the word. ... See moreSee less
Still looking for the perfect holiday gifts for the kids in your life? Check out these book recommendations - and don't miss even more roundups of the best books of 2017 at the end. Lists on lists! ... See moreSee less