The District of Columbia, under federal government supervision, has done a good job providing education options to families, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a school visit there.
The U.S. Secretary of Education hasn't appeared publicly before the Senate education committee since her confirmation hearing in January, but Democratic senators haven't stopped bird-dogging her.
The politics of education have been cast in a new light thanks to the election of President Donald Trump, and a panel at the Education Writers Association annual meeting on Wednesday reflected the shifting currents for K-12.
The $250 million grant program for private school vouchers in the president's proposed budget has quickly become a flash point for both friends and foes of school choice.
The National Governors Association sent a letter about education funding two days after the release of President Donald Trump's spending blueprint, which proposes a 13.5 percent cut to the Education Department.
We sat down with the superintendent of Maryland's second-largest school district to get his views on the president's proposed budget for education.
In defending the president's budget on Capitol Hill, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos implored lawmakers to focus on "students and their education," rather than "schools and systems." Democrats weren't buying it.
President Donald Trump's 2018 federal spending plan would cut close to 4 percent from formula-based Title I aid, while earmarking new money for public school choice.
Many responses to the fiscal 2018 budget proposal focused on plans to cut 13 percent of the Education Department's budget, eliminate or reduce programs, and increase funding for school choice.
The president's 2018 fiscal plan would cut spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, and career and technical education, but faces an uncertain future in Congress.