President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have taken similar, but not identical, positions on arming teachers.
Total education spending would increase by more than $500 million over fiscal 2019 in the bill approved by the Senate, which would fund the U.S. Department of Education at up to $71.6 billion.
The money for firearms purchases would come from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which receive $1.1 billion under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Two senators are using the NBA superstar's new school as an inspiration for new legislation, formally called the Full-Service Community Schools in Distressed Communities Act.
The past 18 months have been tough in many respects for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. But is the public increasingly taking her side on school choice, her favorite issue?
As Democrats seek to catch a "blue wave" and take control of the House of Representatives in November, education isn't getting much play in campaign ads.
School improvement, students in foster care, and lack of flexibility might be some of the difficult pieces of the Every Student Succeeds Act for school district leaders to deal with.
The teachers' union in Puerto Rico argued that the new school choice programs supported by Puerto Rico's education department violate the U.S. territory's Constitution.
It doesn't look like new flexibility offered by the Every Student Succeeds Act is turning out to be the bonanza for school choice that some supporters were hoping.
Educators, students, and community members at a federal school safety commission meeting in Wyoming, which lets districts arm certain school staff, were deeply divided on the idea of arming staff.