Districts with the most severe budget cuts during the Great Recession also had the worst testing outcomes, a new study by the American Educational Research Association of more than 2,500 counties found.
"School Choice in the United States: 2019" from the National Center for Education Statistics also found that Hispanic students constituted a plurality (33 percent) of charter school enrollment in 2016-17.
Democrats on the House Education Committee called on U.S. Agriculture Sonny Perdue Tuesday to halt a proposed change to SNAP rules that could end automatic free school meal eligibility for half a million children.
Teachers' sexual assault of students often pops up in headlines, but it's prevalence is difficult to measure. A professor who's studied educator misconduct for decades is skeptical that proposed new federal data collection will help.
The proposed changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection, which is conducted every two years, also touch on racial disparities in preschool discipline, teacher experience, and advanced coursework.
This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.
House Democrats' bill that would require the Education Department to track school shootings in detail is part of a broader push on Capitol Hill to address gun violence, although it's far from certain it will succeed.
The Senate proposal, which would keep overall Education Department funding virtually flat at $71.4 billion, differs dramatically from what House Democrats passed earlier this year.
The share of the federal budget that goes towards children, including education spending, dipped to just below 2 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2018.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders promoted a video of striking West Virginia teachers Tuesday as presidential candidates continued to push for national union endorsements. Sanders has called for higher teachers' salaries, which are typically set at the state and local levels.