U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is throwing her weight behind new legislation to establish a new federal tax credit to expand choice, a senior department official said.
Democrats have made clear their deep concerns about the practice; experts say that while the use of restraint and seclusion is rare in public schools, the practices disproportionately impact students with disabilities.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into office saying she wanted to slim down the federal role on K-12. By at least one metric, she's delivered.
Democrats are hoping to capitalize on interest in repairing and upgrading school facilities by moving the bill along quickly, but it still faces a difficult path ahead.
Proposals to expand services providing child care and early learning could be a popular go-to for Democrats as the presidential primary campaign heats up.
Could a president declare a national emergency on the achievement gap? Teacher shortages? Or the long-term economic impact of not preparing enough students for the jobs of the future?
The island's teachers' union says decisions about changing traditional public schools to charters are being made in the dark, but the education secretary says that's a misinterpretation of the process.
More than $500 million in funding for construction projects at schools serving the children of military personnel could be in jeopardy, says an analysis circulated by the House Appropriations Committee.
Medicaid spending is the third-largest source of federal funds for K-12, but a national group representing superintendents says the program can do better.
Sen. Bernie Sanders Said 'Teachers Are Taking on the Right-Wing Establishment.' Now He's Running for President.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, who made college-debt a centerpiece of his ultimately unsuccessful 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, announced that he's running for president, again.