Democrats attempted unsuccessfully to restore provisions governing teacher preparation into the GOP-backed PROSPER Act, as well as grant and loan programs that involve teachers.
States fell short on setting goals, figuring how to fix struggling schools, and making school ratings systems understandable to parents, a Bellwether Education Partners analysis concluded.
President Donald Trump has tapped Frank Brogan, who served as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education.
Lawmakers say they support the program for children who aren't covered by Medicaid, but they haven't come up with a funding plan since federal funds ran out Sept. 30.
The Minnesota Democrat and member of the Senate education committee announced Wednesday that he was stepping down in the face of allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women.
School districts wondering about the legal implications of a major special education court case now have some help from the U.S. Department of Education.
The Republican bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act would end two types of loan forgiveness that teachers can currently use, including Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used the PIRLS results to make the case that American education needs a shake-up. Meanwhile, her reaction to the increase in graduation rates was more muted, especially compared to the Obama administration's.
Among those saying the Minnesota Democrat should step down in light of sexual harassment allegations is Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate education committee.
Democrats on the Senate education committee had some tough questions for President Donald Trump's picks to head up civil rights and special education policy at the U.S. Department of Education.