President Donald Trump championed school choice without delving into specifics during his first address to a joint session of Congress.
Those sentiments at a White House meeting with college presidents ignited a firestorm on social media, with numerous folks saying on Twitter that HBCUs were set up in response to segregation.
The top two Democrats on education in Congress want the education secretary to flesh out her announced plan to audit programs at the department and cut unnecessary ones.
President Donald Trump reportedly wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion and cut domestic discretionary spending by that much, which could have a big impact on education aid.
The president's Tuesday night speech could give the country a glimpse of education's place among his priorities, or signal that education won't be a major focus.
The U.S. secretary of education urged attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference to help fight those she said have stymied access to school choice and quality schools.
Although there was intense opposition from Democrats and activists to the education secretary's nomination, some wonder whether that detracted from opposition to nominees like Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Without any regulations for a requirement that federal spending supplement state and local aid to schools, districts could be entering a new area of flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
President Donald Trump—who didn't talk much about K-12 education on the campaign trail—picked an education secretary in Betsy DeVos with whom he doesn't have close, long-standing ties.
Educators at Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Middle School Academy did not take kindly the education secretary's comment after a school visit that "they're waiting to be told what to do."