The following resources might be helpful to school districts and the community partners who work with them.

President Donald Trump is now looking into potential reforms to the child and dependent care credit, including proposals to make it refundable. The Washington Post and Market Watch report on the potential of this plan and the Tax Policy Center assesses what a refundable child care tax credit might mean for low-income families

Community Schools Are Expanding—But Are They Working? New Study Shows Mixed Results  New York City’s announcement this week that it is doubling down on community schools indicates a firm belief that the program is working. (Chalkbeat, May 12)

Comparing North Carolina Voucher Students to Public School Pupils  Hundreds of students attending private schools using taxpayer money, along with their counterparts in public schools, volunteered to take an extra test this spring as part of a project that aims to show how the groups compare academically. (News & Observer, May 8)

Charter School Accountability Under ESSA  provides a brief overview of school accountability over the past several years, and then discusses how the Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA’s) accountability provisions apply to charter schools.