Advocates for increased federal funding for special education cheered Thursday when the issue was raised on the Democratic presidential debate stage in Los Angeles.
The cumbersome process of applying for federal student aid will be a bit easier after President Trump signed a bill that simplifies the FAFSA form Thursday.
Over the past three years, states have used policy levers to push virtual schools to increase attendance and completion, and to make funding for them more transparent, according to the Education Commission of the States.
Federal lawmakers have struck a spending deal that would boost funding for the U.S. Department of Education to $72.8 billion, but ignores Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' Education Freedom Scholarship proposal.
The change is included in a compromise spending bill being considered that would provide $72.8 billion for the Education Department, up $1.3 billion from the current level.
Wisconsin superintendents overseeing financially-strapped rural school districts say if Palmyra-Eagle successfully dissolves its district, they will follow suit.
Federal education spending has far-reaching consequences beyond just the programs it supports, but districts often don't exercise freedom they have over the money, a new report says.
Seven Democratic candidates for president promised to dramatically boost funding for public schools, as well as change the federal government's role in education, speaking at a public forum on Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker calls for tripling Title I funding, a $10 billion fund to help states design more equitable K-12 spending systems, and an overhaul of the federal charter school program.
An executive order signed this week is meant to address concerns of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. But the legal underpinnings of that order apply to elementary and secondary schools, too.