Funding -- Federal

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Law Gives Charter Schools Access to Tax-Exempt Bonds. A change to federal law permits local school districts and charter schools to enter into public-private partnerships to take advantage of tax-exempt bonds for developing new school facilities as well... 03/31/2002
Making the Grade: Can BIA Schools Educate Today's Kids in Yesterday's Classrooms? Ninety percent of the 185 Bureau of Indian Affairs' schools have at least one serious environmental problem. Two-thirds of schools lack infrastructure to connect to the Internet. Tribes and... 10/31/1998
Moving In, Moving Out. (How Can Schools Cope with Base Re-Alignments?) Discusses school construction campaigns in several school districts anticipating rapid enrollment increases due to expansion of nearby military bases. Problems with the federal impact aid system that... 04/30/2008
Museum, School District Collaborate To Build An Unusual Hybrid. In South Central Los Angeles, a partnership between the district and a state-owned science museum will result in a neighborhood elementary school with a math- and science-focused curriculum and as a... 02/01/2004
National Association of Federally Impacted Schools NAFIS is a non-profit, non-partisan corporation of school districts from throughout the US, organized primarily to educate Congress on the importance of impact aid. Founded in 1973, the association...
National Spending on Capital Outlay. Spending on Capital Outlay and Interest on School Debt: 1919 to 2000 (Local, State and Federal) This table illustrates the breakdown of total capital outlay spending for education facilities from 1919 to 2000. It includes figures on: 1) Capital Outlay; 2) Interest on School Debt; 3) Capital... 01/31/2004
Navigating the Stimulus for Schools. Describes measures educational jurisdictions can take to make the most out of their stimulus funds now, and create the conditions for designing outstanding 21st century schools, colleges, and... 05/21/2009
New Deal for Community Colleges. Highlights features of the American Graduation Initiative (AGI), which promises unprecedented federal support to community colleges. The 10-year program includes $2.5 billion for construction and... 02/28/2010
New Law Boosts School Construction with Public-Private Partnerships A little-known provision in the major tax bill signed into law will give towns and cities throughout the country the opportunity to build public school facilities faster, better, and at lower cost by... 08/30/2001
New Markets Tax Credits. [U. S. Department of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund] The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program permits taxpayers to receive a credit against Federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs...
New Money for Labs: Tips for Responding to the Federal Initiative. Describes opportunities for funding of higher education science facilities, with grants distributed through the National Center for Research Resources. The article describes qualifying projects,... 05/31/2009
New Orleans Schools Four Years after Katrina: A Lingering Federal Responsibility. Reports that K-12 students in New Orleans have made significant gains in school achievement during recent years, but that this progress is in jeopardy unless the federal government fulfills its... 10/12/2009
New QZAB Rule Would Clarify Steps to Correct Proper Use. Discusses changes proposed by the Treasury Department to the qualified zone academy program that would clarify what an issuer must do to protect the tax credit status of its bonds when it has failed... 03/25/2004
New Study On School Infrastructure Could Influence Obama's Economic Stimulus Plan. Describes how a report by Faith E. Crampton, associate professor in the UWM School of Education, School Infrastructure Funding Need, written for the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)became a... 01/21/2009
New Tax Law Boosts School Construction with Public-Private Partnerships. The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No. 1463. This report describes a provision in a tax bill implemented in June 2001 that allows towns and cities to build public school facilities faster, better, and less expensively by forming public-private... 07/31/2001
New Tax-Exempt Bond Program for Public School Construction. Feds Expand School Bonds Rebate Exception. Effective January 1,2002, federal tax law will provide two new incentives for school construction. The first creates a new type of tax-exempt private activity bond to encourage faster, more... 06/30/2001
New Ways for School Districts to Issue Bonds under the Recovery Act. Describes various federal bond programs favorable to school construction. Build America Bonds and Qualified School Construction Bonds are addressed. 02/28/2010
No Buildings Left Behind. Narrates the recent history of school facilities issues, summarizing important research publications of the 1980's to the present. The rising and declining involvement of the federal government... 02/29/2004
NSBA Economic Stimulus Resource Center Webpage created by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) with numerous helpful resources on education funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
Opportunity and Danger: The Two Sides of the American Recovery and Investment Act. Presents cautionary advice for school districts receiving funds from the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009. Careful listening to stakeholders, planning, cautious use of the funds, and... 08/31/2009
Outlook 2011. Forecasts issues for schools in 2011. Subjects addressed include funding, class size, bond issues, community colleges, security, construction, sustainability, maintenance and operations, technology... 12/31/2010
Outlook for Education in 2011. Describes the impending decrease in federal assistance to states, and cuts made at state levels in response. 12/31/2010
Overview of Present Law and Issues Relating to Tax and Savings Incentives for Education. The Senate Committee on Finance held a public hearing on issues relating to education savings incentives, education financing, and school construction financing proposals. Topics discussed include... 02/13/2001
PK-12 Public School Facility Infrastructure Fact Sheet. Answers basic school facilities questions such as 1) How much PK-12 infrastructure is there? 2)What condition are our public schools in? 3)What difference does facility condition make? 4)How much... 01/31/2011
Planning and Financing School Improvement and Construction Projects. Although a high-quality learning environment is crucial to educating America's youth, numerous studies have shown that the country's schools are in substandard condition. Suggestions and... 12/31/1995

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