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  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:54 PM | Anonymous

    Full Article: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm705

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury today issued final rules and additional guidance on the federal income tax treatment of payments made under state and local tax credit programs.  The regulations prevent charitable contributions made in exchange for state tax credits from circumventing the new limitation on state and local tax deductions.

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:46 PM | Anonymous

    For the complete CAPE outlook newsletter, see:

    http://capenet.org/pdf/Outlook446.pdf


    Articles to be found in this issue

    Treasury Amends Proposed Rule Affecting Donations to Scholarship Programs

    First Lady of Puerto Rico Addresses AFC Summit

    State Update - Illinois: Against long odds, school choice advocates proved successful in protecting Illinois’ tax credit scholarship program. 

  • Monday, June 03, 2019 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    For the complete #Save My Scholarship update, see:

    https://mailchi.mp/12af0712faf3/update-for-schools-march-6-163697?e=23446e8377


    Thanks to the countless family members, teachers, school leaders and community leaders who rallied with us in Springfield and contacted their legislators through the #SaveMyScholarship campaign. We successfully protected the Tax Credit Scholarship Program! And YOU made all the difference.

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:24 PM | Anonymous

    For the complete CAPE outlook newsletter, see:

    https://www.capenet.org/pdf/Outlook445.pdf


    Articles to be found in this issue

    Court Strikes Down New York "Substantial Equivalency" Guidelines

    Florida, Tennessee Pass Choice Legislation

    State Updates from Pennsylvania, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Kansas

    Secretary DeVos in Kentucky


  • Monday, May 13, 2019 6:16 PM | Anonymous

    For the complete MPPI newsletter, see:

    https://mailchi.mp/d21830c27d01/everything-under-the-sun-at-mppi-spring-newsletter-2019?e=46a2eae4b0

    Articles to be Found in this Issue

    Advocacy in Action: Cheers to Pennsylvania!

    All Things Advocacy

    • MPPI has been busy on the Montessori conference circuit.
    • Wendy Shenk-Evans, MPPI Executive Director, and Kandyce Jones, MPPI Policy Associate, attended NAEYC's 2019 Public Policy Forum.
    • Wendy Shenk-Evans was a panelist at an event coordinated by the Trust for Learning and the National Association of State Boards of Education.

    The American Educational Research Association (AERA) now has a Montessori Education Special Interest Group (SIG)!

    Announcement of new and incoming members to the MPPI Board of Directors:

    • Razan Abdin-Adnani, M.Ed
    • Dr. Noelle Kendrick
    • Iana Philips
    • Martha Teien, M.Ed.
  • Wednesday, May 08, 2019 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    Why the approach is sometimes misinterpreted as a step toward replacing teachers with technology

    In 1907, a teacher from Italy proposed a new vision for the modern classroom.

    The age of industrialization was winding down, but schools were still turning out students in the same way that factories were turning out cars: uniform, and en masse. So she designed a teaching style intended to identify and cultivate the unique potential, interests and aspirations of each learner. She named it after herself: the Montessori Method.

    Sadly, most schools today grapple with the same instructional models Montessori sought to replace more than a century ago. Students at different levels, with different backgrounds and interests, receive the same lessons. Teachers are boxed in by grades, class sizes, or the invisible hand of assessment nudging them to teach to the average.

    In response, a growing number of educators are implementing a modern-day version of Montessori’s method called personalized learning.......

    Click here or copy and paste the following link to read the whole story: 

    https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-technology-and-personalized-learning/ 


  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    Montessori education is about to get a significant jumpstart in the form of $1 billion from Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest man in the world.

    That means the release of a new book on Montessori is well timed.....

    Click here or copy and paste the following link to read the whole story: 

    https://chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2019/04/30/montessori-jeff-bezos-mira-debs-book/



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  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018 3:51 PM | Anonymous

    DCFS has announced dates for the October 2018 Forums. Look for one in your area!

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