February 2018 Archives

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced additional federal money on Thursday for K-12 students impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the California wildfires, last year.


President Donald Trump again lobbied for increased school security measures, including armed staff, in a meeting with congressional lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday.


Although some states already allow educators to carry firearms at school, there are a host of issues for policymakers who might want to take up President Donald Trump on his push to arm teachers.


The U.S. Secretary of Education's priorities will help determine how the Education Department allocates some $500 million in competitive-grant money and pushing an agenda without new legislation.


Education Week reporters profiled a dozen outstanding district leaders all around the country for our annual Leaders to Learn From report.


After the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school last week, many are wondering what lawmakers, including those on Capitol Hill, will do to address school shootings.


President Donald Trump repeated his proposal to arm well-trained school staff to intervene in the event of a mass school shooting, earning roaring applause in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.


The U.S. Department of Education, thanks in large part to Secretary Betsy DeVos, has been in the news quite a bit over the last year or so. So what do Americans think about the department after a banner year for coverage?


The Trump administration may turn its school choice focus to a group of students the federal government has a special responsibility for: Military-connected kids


President Donald Trump also wants to make federal money available to provide school staff with "additional training" to use firearms properly.


Advocates for school superintendents are still warning of serious consequences for schools if lawmakers decide to make certain changes to the health-care program for the poor.


President Donald Trump's comments came at a White House meeting where he heard the heartbreaking stories of school shooting survivors and of parents who have lost children in school massacres.


Both congressional Democrats and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are on the same page: They both want Capitol Hill to hold hearings on school shootings. What happened the last time Congress did that?


The U.S. Department of Education is more than halfway through approving state plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, but not everyone is pleased with how things are going.


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team are moving to revamp the Education Department.


The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and ex-Massachusetts governor has said and done plenty when it comes to public schools.


Check out the stories, videos, and more from our most recent reporting visit to Puerto Rico. Hundreds of schools could be shut down and the island's education system could soon undergo a serious overhaul.


Several proposals in the Senate designed to address undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children, as well as other aspects of the nation's immigration system, were all rejected by lawmakers on Thursday.


In a televised address, President Donald Trump said he would work with state and local leaders to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health" after Wednesday's deadly shooting at a Florida school.


Once again, the Trump administration has made expanded school choice the signature initiative in its education budget proposal. But the details in the fiscal 2019 spending blueprint deserve some clarification.


The president wants $1 billion for new public and private school choice programs, but also wants to eliminate Title II and after-school programs, in his fiscal 2019 budget pitch.


President Donald Trump unveiled his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan Monday, and there are no explicit resources for refurbishing, renovating, or constructing schools.


President Donald Trump is expected to release his latest federal spending wish list on Monday, and the U.S. Department of Education may not fare well.


The deal includes an increase in domestic spending that will benefit K-12 schools, but it offers no resolution to immigrant students affected by the DACA program.


In a discussion with reporters, the education secretary talked about her plans for "rethinking" schools, deregulation, implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, what's next on school choice, and more.


Here's a look at what some teachers, district leaders, and school board members had to say about the secretary's first year on the job.


The Trump administration may push school choice for children of military personnel, Native American students, and kids living in the District of Columbia.


Arizona, Louisiana, and New Hampshire have told the U.S. Department they are interested in applying to participate in the Every Student Succeeds Act's Innovative Assessment Pilot.


A recent tweet from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan highlighted how the new tax code meant $1.50 a week extra for a school secretary. Just what does that mean in context?


School districts: Interested in having your local, state, and federal funding follow children, so that kids with greater need have more money attached to them? Now's your chance.


No one may be more interested in the idea of a federal investment in school construction than communities where federal facilities have a large footprint.


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