Policy Updates & Resources

Tax Reform: How Expanding 529 Accounts Can Harm Public Education

The House recently released its bill – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) – to reform the country’s tax system. One of the major changes this bill includes is an expansion of the “529 savings plans.” Currently, 529 savings plans allow parents (or other individuals) to save money for future college costs. The … Continue reading Tax Reform: How Expanding 529 Accounts Can Harm Public Education

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Tax Reform: What Parents Need to Know About Proposals in Congress

You may have seen headlines over the last few days about tax reform in Congress. The House and Senate have released their tax reform proposals and there has been an ongoing discussion about what this means for parents, families, schools, and students across the country. What is the House proposing?  First, let’s talk about the … Continue reading Tax Reform: What Parents Need to Know About Proposals in Congress

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USED’s Regulatory Review: What You Need to Know

Written by NCLD Policy Team

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has made a lot of headlines over the last few weeks for conducting an agency-wide review of their regulations and guidance. Understandably, the special education community has been concerned about the lack of transparency.  Here is what you need to know about the ongoing regulatory review and what it … Continue reading USED’s Regulatory Review: What You Need to Know

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School Vouchers, Education Savings Accounts, and Tax Incentives: Implications and Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Student participation in voucher programs has more than doubled since 2010. Despite the increasing popularity of school vouchers, education savings accounts (ESA), and tax incentive programs, many parents of children with disabilities struggle to find quality information and are left with important questions about how these programs work and might impact a child with a … Continue reading School Vouchers, Education Savings Accounts, and Tax Incentives: Implications and Considerations for Students with Disabilities

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