The administration reportedly proposes covering at least part of the prekindergarten expansion by raising federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Organizers of Occupy DOE 2.0 inveighed against high-stakes testing and the "dismantling of public education" as they gathered to protest in Washington.
Key parts of the U.S. Department of Education's website have been down after federal officials detected "suspicious activity" on Friday and moved to "protect the integrity of the site."
Second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives has become very interested in K-12, especially school choice.
School districts would be able to tap into grants to help upgrade their safety infrastructure.
The deadline to submit a pre-application to the U.S. Department of Education for a $3 million i3 development award is April 26.
States that run afoul of federal rules for special education funding will be punished, though not forever, under a tweak to maintenance of effort requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Will a tepid letter of support from California state officials for the CORE district waiver be enough to win federal approval?
Advocates are asking the department for what they see as the next best thing to more money: Greater flexibility with the funds they actually have.
Parents would be able to take their child's Title I dollars to any school of their choice, including a private school, under an amendment to the Senate budget.