The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has an event on April 12 in Washington, D.C., that will explore where American education stands 35 years after the landmark report.
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Just 13 states have yet to get the federal seal of approval, including some states with big populations, such as California and Florida.
It's hard for a cabinet secretary, or anyone who isn't in a real school building day after day, to make practical recommendations about school safety, educators and advocates say.
A change in the once-a-decade U.S. Census announced this week by the Trump administration highlights the role census information plays into education funding in Washington and elsewhere.
The Center for American Progress, a left-leaning thing tank, says progressives should help all teachers make at least $50,000 annually, call for universal free breakfast and lunch, move to a 9-to-5 school day, and more.
Some education advocates worry the White House school safety commission is just a way to stall meaningful gun control and school safety measures.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate education committee, told the Associated Press he is "not a big fan" of giving teachers firearms to protect their schools.
We take a look at what the student activists behind the March For Our Lives protests are doing to get the policies they want.
For those keeping score at home, DeVos has now approved ESSA plans for 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is frustrated with Congress and it appears to be mutual. But she's hardly the first secretary to clash with lawmakers in her own party.
Education advocates are dismayed that the commission is made up of only cabinet secretaries.
President Donald Trump signed into law spending legislation that provides a significant funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education.
Congress is about to nearly triple funding for the Every Student Succeeds Act's broad Title IV program, which districts can use for arts, music, physical education, science, and much more.
Congress has rebuffed President Donald Trump's proposed budget cut for fiscal 2018, and instead wants to spend $70.9 billion on the Education Department. But don't read too much into that number.
The omnibus spending bill rejects the Trump administration's request to eliminate funding for educator development and after-school programs. It rejects virtually all of the administration's school choice proposals.
The education secretary's widely-panned interview with "60 Minutes" triggered speculation that her job could be in trouble. But experts on both sides of the aisle doubt DeVos is in any danger.
Puerto Rico's legislature has approved a major education bill that will overhaul the island's educational system and pave the way for vouchers, as well as schools intended to resemble charters.
The tussle at the federal level comes during a tense time in education labor-management relations across the country.
The president's school safety commission will consist of four federal officials, but will meet with experts around the country, DeVos said.
"President Trump is committed to reducing the federal footprint in education, and that is reflected in this budget," Secretary of Education DeVos told members of a key House subcommittee.
Tangible school safety upgrades have gotten a lot of attention. But estimates show physical security improvements may not be cheap, or within the reach of cash-strapped districts.
On Tuesday morning, DeVos will pitch the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education to the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal money for K-12.
Indianapolis, Puerto Rico, and three other school districts have applied to join the Every Student Succeeds Act's weighted student-funding pilot during the 2018-19 school year.
Maryland private school leaders at Barron Trump's school and others want President Donald Trump and Congress to bolster mental health and background checks, not arm teachers.
The bill passed the House exactly one month after 17 students and staff were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Republicans tended to focus on what law enforcement and schools could have done to prevent the shooting in Florida last month, while Democrats pushed for more-restrictive gun laws.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., slams the education secretary's approach as head of the commission, while DeVos' spokewoman says Murray gives an "inaccurate account" of a meeting between the two.
President Donald Trump has tapped Mark Schultz, a deputy commissioner of education in Nebraska, to serve as commissioner of the rehabilitation services administration at the Education Department.
The U.S. secretary of education told the National Parent Teachers Association conference she welcomed the chance to speak "unedited" about school safety and the benefits of school choice.
Congress should give more money to an Every Student Succeeds Act program that would help pay for more counselors, trauma-informed classroom management, and mental-health services for schools, Democratic senators said
The U.S. Secretary of Education seemed to stumble in her highest-profile interview yet, leading to hours of bad headlines and harsh responses on social media.
Carissa Moffat Miller currently serves as the interim executive director of CCSSO. Previously, she served as the group's deputy executive director for membership and outreach for five years.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said on NBC's Today Show that there should not necessarily be an armed teacher in every classroom, or at every grade level. When asked about raising the legal age for the purchase of certain guns, DeVos said: "everything is on the table."
In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month, it's clear the GOP majorities in Congress want to focus on school-safety initiatives, not gun control.
The White House plans to unveil a school safety proposal Monday including a push to pass of a bipartisan school safety bill, the creation of a task force chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and support for states that arm some school staff.
The past week highlighted how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has attempted to use the bully pulpit and public appearances in a variety of contexts, with some blowback.
Democrats in Congress heard from students, parents and others who have been impacted by gun violence and who are urging Congress to pass gun-control measures.
A Republican lawmaker wants to create Education Savings Accounts for military families, using money now given to school districts that receive federal Impact Aid.
Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus say U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act that don't comply with the law's protections for vulnerable groups of students
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to Parkland, Fla., Wednesday to meet with students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a mass shooting last month that left 17 dead.
The chairman of the Senate education committee said he would introduce legislation to allow schools to hire more counselors, improve infrastructure, and fund violence-prevention programs.
In a speech to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the education secretary said that just because many ESSA plans comply with federal mandates doesn't mean they would truly help students.
The 2018 elections could lead to at least one chamber of Congress changing hands, but that doesn't mean many lawmakers with oversight of education policy are in danger of losing their jobs.
Broward County Public Schools will receive a $1 million federal grant to help cope with the aftermath of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month.
Senators and AFT President Randi Weingarten shared their views on the best ways to help Puerto Rico's public schools after Hurricane Maria hit the island last September.