Of Cards and Causes

Last year, California enacted a law requiring schools (public and private) that issue pupil identification cards to students in any of grades 7-12, inclusive, to print the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline telephone number on either side of the cards.  The measure, SB 972, authored by…

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Who’s Afraid of Federal Education Tax Credits?

In a previous column titled, “Repeat as Necessary,” it was observed that opponents of education tax credit legislation have made a concerted effort to erase any meaningful distinction between tax credits and vouchers by making frequent reference to “tax credit vouchers,” and creating…

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The All-Important Ombudsman

Although the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law nearly half a year ago, many of its key provisions won’t take effect until August, 2017.  For private school students and educators, the most important feature of the updated federal education law may well come in the form of a newly created position…

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New Regulations Proposed for Faith-Based Entities

Earlier this month, nine federal departments published proposals designed to clarify the liberties and obligations accompanying the participation of faith-based entities in federally-funded programs.  New rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Education can be found here.  The proposed tweaks to existing regulations are important, not only to faith-based health and social…

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