As states prepare to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from their K-12 budgets, civil rights advocates are urging lawmakers to shield low-income districts.
The Tuesday comments from Sen. Lamar Alexander, head of the Senate education committee, are a signal that, as school districts wrestle with how to start a new school year, the challenge of physically reopening is resonating on Capitol Hill.
The biennial Civil Rights Data Collection includes some of the most high-profile information the Education Department shares with the public, and it influences a variety of important activities.
A federal watchdog's report indicated that less than 1 percent of CARES Act aid had been made available to local schools. Let's explore why districts haven't spent down a lot of that relief.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos brought little clarity to the Trump administration's aggressive push to reopen schools in a pair of television interviews Sunday.
Days after President Donald Trump sought to use its recommendations to justify an aggressive push to reopen school buildings, the American Academy of Pediatrics has joined with several education organizations to urge caution on the issue.
Due to federal education law and other factors, President Donald Trump's repeated warnings that he could cut off funding to schools that don't restart in-person classes might go nowhere.
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth L. Marcus worked on rules for how schools must respond to accusations of sexual assault and harassment, and changed how the office for civil rights handles complaints.
Two states that have become the target of national concern for spikes in COVID-19 cases have directed their schools to reopen their buildings, and one of them has been held up as an example by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for doing so.
The flurry of statements from Trump administration officials about how schools must restart in-person instruction has created confusion and blowback.