The U.S. Department of Education neither confirmed nor denied the story. "The Federal Commission on School Safety has studied this topic extensively and will make a recommendation on it in its final report," said Elizabeth Hill, a spokeswoman for DeVos.

States are beginning to release lists of schools that need extra help under ESSA, and there's a particular group of schools that experts are watching closely: Additional Targeted Schools.

An advocacy group representing school superintendents says the Trump administration proposal would place a greater and unfair burden on schools to provide health and other services.

The Data Quality Campaign, a Washington-based advocacy organization, reported that 58 percent of parents said they had checked out their child's school report card in the past year.

In addition to increasing funding for a Department of Justice policing program, the House lawmakers' bill would set aside a share of the department's grants for school resource officer pay and benefits.

A new report calls for partnerships between schools and business to bolster work-based learning, helping students learn STEM concepts through project-based learning, and boosting digital literacy.

The United States has signed an agreement with Switzerland to encourage businesses, policymakers, and educators in both countries to champion apprenticeship programs.

Federal education funding is on the rise—but there are disparities in which states are reaping the most benefits.

A little-known provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act allows students who attend a "persistently dangerous school," or who become the victim of a violent crime on school grounds, to transfer to a safer school.

The U.S. Department of Education's internal watchdog—the Office of the Inspector General—will be looking at the agency's process dismissing civil rights complaints, its oversight of accountability systems, and other issues.

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