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The education secretary's visit to Kimberly Hampton Elementary School in Fort Bragg, N.C., will be her first visit to a school run by the Department of Defense.


Democrats and Republicans who worked on ESSA said the education secretary would not be able to reject a state's plan because of lack of choice without violating a long list of prohibitions in the law.


The Trump administration argues the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is not very effective, but some advocates and educators beg to differ.


Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the top Democrat on the House education committee, wants the money to be used by local community partnerships for dropout prevention, workforce training, and more.


At the Brookings Institution, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discussed school choice, student performance on national and international exams, states' ESSA plans, and more.


The secretary of education didn't enjoy the smoothest confirmation process. Could that be a factor in her low ranking in a recent Saint Leo University survey?


The national survey by an educator-focused group also found that teachers have mixed views on whether states will make big changes thanks to the new federal education law.


States start submitting their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act beginning next week, and new federal guidance outlines rules for those reviewing the plans.


Trump wants a roughly 50 percent cut to Title II grants to states to $1.1 billion in the 2017 fiscal year as well as other cuts for a total of $3 billion, according to media reports.


President Donald Trump has proposed getting rid of the Title II program, which help districts and states pay for teacher and principal development, class-size reduction, and more.


Private and charter schools were considered the big winners in President Donald Trump's budget blueprint. The problem for some school of choice? Private and charter schools would be squeezed by the proposed cuts, just like regular public schools.


DeVos said in an interview with a Florida television station that it should be up to states and districts to decide how frequently to test their students.


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' second visit to a public school was met the same way as her first visit--with protests--as dozens of parents and community members sang, chanted, and held up signs criticizing the Trump administration's proposals.


Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made big news—twice—the first time she visited a school in her new job.


Education Week correspondent Kavitha Cardoza sat down with former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., who sharply criticized cuts to education programs proposed by President Donald Trump.


Advocates for school districts, students in special education, and others are worried about the impact of potential cuts to Medicaid on schools.


The U.S. Secretary of Education will be going to Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., a prominent community college with a robust dual-enrollment program.


Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., offered widely different takes on ESSA implementation and the federal budget in speeches to the Council of Chief State School Officers.


Several associations representing local superintendents, teachers, lawmakers and others have sent a clear message to chief state school officers: Work with us on the Every Student Succeeds Act.


The budget proposal issued last week would include new funding designed to promote public school choice, but it's not immediately clear how that would work under the Every Student Succeeds Act.


The education secretary told chiefs gathered for a legislative conference that she wants to them to be in the driver's seat in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.


We know a few details about the White House's plans for education spending in fiscal 2018, but a fuller picture will emerge later this year.


President Donald Trump's proposed spending plan for education is generating a lot of controversy. We sat down to dissect what's in that blueprint, and what might happen next.


Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., who helped found a "Trump Caucus," wants the White House to reconsider its plan to zero out funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.


The Education Department's nearly $70 billion budget would be slashed by $9 billion, or 13 percent in the coming fiscal year under the spending plan proposed by President Donald Trump.


In a new executive order, Trump seeks recommendations from agency leaders, like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, about looking for redundant or unnecessary programs to cut from the federal government.


H.R. 610, a bill to create federally supported vouchers, is getting a lot of attention in the education community, but it faces several obstacles.


Programs dealing with teacher quality and after school appear to be among those eyed for major cuts in the federal budget being prepared for fiscal 2018.


The biggest difference between the new Trump application and the Obama application seems to be on the requirements for outreach to various groups of educators and advocates.


Sen. Patty Murray D-Wash., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., want to know the education secretary's plans now that Congress has scrapped a key set of regulations.


The decision to kill Obama-era accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act has sparked questions about the new law's status. We have answers.


Congress may essentially get to decide whether any new Trump regulations are too much like the Obama regulations to pass muster.


The writing has been on the wall since December, when the Senate put out a "hit list" of Obama administration regulations it wanted overturn, the ESSA accountability rules among them.


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat on the board of Bush's foundation, until she was tapped to helm the department.


Jason Botel gave a shout-out to part of the Every Student Succeeds Act that he thinks could be useful for districts looking to expand school choice


Although the rules gave teacher-prep programs some flexibility on how to judge student learning, they got criticism, and not just from congressional Republicans.


Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the Senate education committee chairman, told us recently that reauthorizing the law will be his committee's "major focus" over the next year.


The seven senators argued that hearings would given the Senate education committee a chance to gauge nominees' backgrounds in issues such as higher education policy.


Changes to the law could have implications for districts in areas such as Medicaid, high-cost health plans, and coverage for some who work less than 40 hours a week.


A left-leaning Washington think tank issued a report last Friday, "Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of America," that examined the impact of a nationwide voucher program.


In just over two months, Congress must decide if it basically wants to punt on creating a regular fiscal 2017 budget, a decision could have consequences for K-12 spending.


Many students at St. Andrew Catholic School near Orlando take advantage of the state's tax-credit scholarship program, a form of school choice, which President Donald Trump strongly supports.


The resolution sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., would repeal the regulations from late last year that govern how teacher-prep programs measure the success of their students.


A small group of former Obama political appointees who promoted Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and many of the former president's other greatest (or worst) edu-hits have put together a website, Education44.


Any federal measure to create Washington-backed education tax credits probably wouldn't go through the House and Senate education committees. That leaves open a couple of possibilities.


The Senate resolution and a similar House move aim to end now-paused regulations governing state ESSA plans and issues ranging from testing opt-outs to school turnarounds.


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