The House appropriations committee's education spending bill for fiscal 2017 boosts federal spending on special education and a new block grant, but makes cuts to or eliminates several other programs.
The U.S. Department of Education Wednesday released guidance explaining how schools and districts can use their federal funding to give students a well-rounded education.
One of the 112 members of the committee said the party's opposition comes because pre-K "inserts the state in the family relationship in the very early stages of a child's life."
A breakdown of responses from African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites found that African-Americans were the most likely to select education as a top issue.
Last week, we reported on key aspects of the spending bill that was approved by the House panel overseeing education funding, such as the increases for the Title IV block grant and special education.
The Democratic platform would affirm parents' right to opt children out of tests and call for an end to test-based teacher evaluations, according to those who have seen excerpts.
In 2009, following the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., a longtime K-12 policy leader, Bayh was mentioned as someone who could fill the void on education issues.
If parents want their children to be prepared for a diverse workforce, they should help bolster diversity in schools, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., told the National PTA Friday.
When it comes to putting out a comprehensive plan on K-12 education, Hillary Clinton circa 2008 was way ahead of the 2016 version. And Donald Trump is behind other recent GOP nominees on that score.
"We need to invest more in prevention than in punishment, to invest more in schools, not prisons," states U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.