12-1-17 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Interactive Map: Who Gets Hurt Most by GOP’s Plan to Kill Higher-Ed Deductions?

The Republican tax-reform package targets benefits taken by New Jerseyans in college and grad school — and their families

Several hundred thousand New Jerseyans stand to lose one or more federal tax benefits set aside for higher education under the current tax-reform proposal that has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/11/30/interactive-map-who-gets-hurt-most-by-gop-s-plan-to-kill-higher-ed-deductions/

Colleen O'Dea | December 1, 2017

 

Education Week--Age, Condition, and Spending

How well are America’s public school buildings and other facilities holding up? How much is the nation spending to build and maintain them? Is it enough? And just who’s bearing the costs?

Here’s some data to fuel that discussion gleaned from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Department of Education, and a 2016 joint report from the 21st Century School Fund, the National Council on School Facilities, and the Center for Green Schools.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/data-us-school-buildings-age-condition-and.html

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics; "State of Our Schools, 2016" 21st Century School Fund, National Council on School Facilities, Center for Green Schools; Education Week Research Center