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Schott Foundation Response: The War on Black Girls' Hair in Charter and Private Schools

Hair is an integral part of black cultural expression, but it has little to do with educational development, says John H. Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation. His response, highlighted in recent media reports, was a sharp dressing-down of a charter school in Malden, Mass., that disciplined African American girls who wore braided hair extensions to school. 

Tax Reform Has Charity Officials Debating Strategy

After years of fighting the previous administration’s efforts to limit the charitable deduction, many nonprofit sector leaders have shifted to embrace the idea of a universal deduction for all taxpayers as an incentive to boost charitable giving.

As Republicans aim to simplify the tax code and enact comprehensive tax reform for the first time in a generation, Independent Sector last month launched Giving100, a campaign to make the charitable deduction universal — not just for those Americans who itemize their taxes.

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