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Professional development is a big priority for ESSA's block grant, according to an Education Week Research Center survey of more than 500 district leaders.


Jason Botel, an assistant deputy assistant secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will leave the department next month.


Traumatized students in need of counseling. Schools without electricity. That's the picture of life in schools in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands painted by witnesses at a forum organized by House Democrats.


Education Secreary Betsy DeVos is close to knowing how much money her department has to spend next fiscal year, with a final bill now before President Donald Trump.


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has finally OK'd Florida's plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. That means that single state, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, has gotten the go-ahead for its plan.


The study from the Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico also found that many special education students have not received the services they're entitled to in the wake of Hurricane Maria.


While state education chiefs praised the Every Student Succeeds Act for giving them new flexibility, Democratic senators said using federal money to arm teachers would be a terrible mistake.


Top U.S. Department of Education officials met privately Monday with a group of education advocates to talk ESSA, the school safety commission, and choice.


Many state accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act don't do a great job of incorporating the performance of vulnerable subgroups of students, according to an analysis.


Generally, state ESSA plans are not very explicit when it comes to how states and districts will implement the components of a comprehensive mental health plan, said an expert who has reviewed the plans.


President Donald Trump and his administration get a political boost when Americans aren't taught to think critically, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.


There has been a tremendous amount of upheaval for education on the island since Hurricane Maria, including hundreds of school closures and a significant drop in enrollment.


The bill for fiscal 2019 includes a $581 million increase in total U.S. Department of Education spending over current levels for fiscal 2018.


The U.S. Department of Education is inviting more state applications for the testing leeway, which lets states try out new types of tests in some districts before taking them statewide.


In Constitution Day remarks, the education secretary said the pressure on schools to focus on STEM subjects is partly to blame for crowding out civics and history education.


We finally have an idea of how, and just how much, Congress wants to spend on education in the coming fiscal year.


Those in charge of the Education Department's budget appear ready to reject the Trump team's push to cut the department's overall budget.


A letter from the national teachers' unions, groups representing school principals, the National PTA, and others want it made crystal clear that money from Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act can't be used to arm school staff.


A federal analysis on the School Improvement Grant program ignored more positive localized pictures of the program, and had design flaws, a new report says.


The Education Department has plenty of tools in its monitoring tool box. But advocates are worried the feds won't make sure states are using the Every Student Succeeds Act to look out for vulnerable children.


Civil rights in education has been a major area of recent political conflict, including disputes over racial disparities in school discipline and transgender students.


If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?


Democrats are using just about every tool they can think of to try to stop Every Student Succeeds Act money from being used by schools to purchase firearms.


Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said she will take no position on schools that seek to use Every Student Succeeds Act money for firearms, but Democrats continue to decry the idea.


The U.S. has plenty to learn from other economically developed countries when it comes to preparing students for the jobs of the future, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told reporters Thursday.


The Democrats' legislation would authorize $120 million in grants for "voluntary community-driven strategies" to increase diversity in education.


Fred Guttenberg, a gun control advocate and the father of a student slain at a Florida high school, shook up Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearing when he tried to shake the Supreme Court nominee's hand.


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her team have said local districts have the flexibility to arm educators using federal funds. But how many will take advantage of that leeway?


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is off to South America this week, where she will be part of the U.S. delegation of the first-ever G-20 meeting of education ministers.


ESSA made some key changes for this group of students, but it's unclear if states are following through with a new transportation requirement.


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