September 2018 Archives

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.


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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