If the federal government shutdown drags on, states could find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to benefits for poor families and child-care funding.


Julian Castro, who helped broaden access to pre-kindergarten as mayor of San Antonio, announced last week that he's seeking the Democratic nomination for president.


Puerto Rico's education secretary warned that if President Donald Trump diverts disaster-recovery funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, she doesn't have other money to conduct school repairs.


Groups including the American Federation of Teachers, Children's Defense Fund, and the NAACP urged the Trump administration to address "racial discrimination in school discipline."


Many teachers may have lost faith in the system, but they haven't lost hope. In a new piece for the "Big Ideas" edition, we look at where this lack of trust comes from.


States no longer have a specific deadline for getting information required by the Every Student Succeeds Act released to the public.


Sen. Lamar Alexander says his negotiations with President Barack Obama to get the Every Student Succeeds Act done provide a good guide for ending the stalemate.


The Heritage Foundation says current federal programs supporting things like after-school centers don't work and their funding should be redirected for education savings accounts.


Inslee has consistently pushed for more education funding in Washington state to pay for things like teacher raises, all-day kindergarten, and early child care.


The Massachusetts Democratic senator was an outspoken opponent of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' confirmation, and has even started a "DeVos Watch" section of her website.


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