Coronavirus-related harassment and other mistreatment of students based on racial or ethnic stereotypes is "never justified," Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth L. Marcus told schools in a letter.


The U.S. Department of Education has reversed course and will not change how it distributes money under the Rural Education Achievement Program, following concerns by more than 20 U.S. senators about loss of funding because of the change.


What would a new Democratic administration mean for education? We're getting a clearer idea as former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders emerge as top contenders for the nomination.


Among several new mandates, the COAT Act from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., would require charter-management organizations to hold "publicly disclosed and publicly accessible meetings."


In the face of the coronavirus, schools might need to change how they operate but should also resist significantly disrupting the lives of students and educators, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official tells U.S. senators.


American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten endorsed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign Saturday, acting in her personal capacity.


The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act, a bill that aims to tackle the youth vaping epidemic by banning flavored e-cigarettes favored by teens.


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos implied at the Conservative Political Action Conference that President Donald Trump has fulfilled a pledge to "get rid of" the Common Core State Standards. That's not true.


While the education secretary said traditional spending and programs in education had only produced "sad results," Democrats on a House subcommittee sharply criticized the Trump administration's approach to the budget, charter schools, and civil rights.


The Democratic presidential candidate likes to highlight his vote against the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, although his record on the issue of high-stakes standardized testing isn't black and white.


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