To justify his proposal to increase the minimum starting salary for teachers, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said having a "great teacher in front of the students is really the best thing that you can do."
As education politics have grown more divisive at the state and national levels over things like school choice, spending, and civil rights, clashes between Democrats and Republicans become particularly heated.
California school districts will have expanded authority to reject new charter school applications under a set of bills signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Education Week's interactive map tracks U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' school visits. Here's what you can learn from them and from her messaging focus on "education freedom."
Officials have not done enough to prevent fraud in Head Start programs, the GAO said. The findings prompted Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., the ranking member of the House education and labor committee, to call for a hearing on the federally funded preschool program for low-income children.
The numbers represent a decline in the Education Department's favorability ratings on the Pew Research Center's latest poll, but they're still higher than late in the Obama administration.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway promoted Education Freedom Scholarships at an event Oct. 1, but didn't sound particularly sanguine about the plan's chances.
"Education in the 2020 Presidential Race" is a new interactive tool from Education Week that we hope will help you stay informed about what candidates' positions on civil rights, K-12 funding, and more.
Districts with the most severe budget cuts during the Great Recession also had the worst testing outcomes, a new study by the American Educational Research Association of more than 2,500 counties found.
"School Choice in the United States: 2019" from the National Center for Education Statistics also found that Hispanic students constituted a plurality (33 percent) of charter school enrollment in 2016-17.