The news from the U.S. Census Bureau wasn't all good, however: According to 2016 numbers, children under 18 made up 23 percent of the population, but 33 percent of those living in poverty.
The House of Representatives voted to cut about 3.5 percent from the U.S. Department of Education's budget on Thursday, although the Senate's funding bill would cut less and take a different approach in several respects.
Among other provisions, the Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure that families making less than 150 percent of a state's median income would not pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care.
House lawmakers voted to boost funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by $100 million during debate over the House education funding bill for the next fiscal year.
Congress and President Donald Trump may soon strike a deal to solidify protections for those brought into the country illegally as young children, but things remain very much up in the air.
King has some big worries about how his successor, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is handling civil rights enforcement.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants teachers and school leaders to move past the blackboards-and-desks model of K-12 schooling, with an eye towards better serving individual kids.
Some states that turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans last spring didn't make many changes after getting feedback from the U.S. Department of Education.
The U.S. Secretary of Education is kicking off her trip in Wyoming, and swinging by Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to strike language that bars school districts from using federal funds to cover the transportation costs of desegregation.