Could a U.S. Supreme Court case clear the way for charter schools run by religious organizations? Justice Stephen Breyer raised the question this week.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos also invoked slavery in remarks on the abortion debate given to Christian college students in Washington Wednesday.

Despite all the flak they catch from many Democrats for their education positions, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., both received A grades for the first session of this Congress on the Nation Education Association's report card.

John White, the nation's longest-serving state K-12 schools superintendent who's stepping down in March, said the environment for education leaders has become more cynical and less idealistic in some respects.

Kansas' auditor found that more than $400 million of state aid intended for poor, black, Latino and ELL students was being spent ineffectively, including on items such as food service supplies and an after-prom party.

While the Education Department has largely focused on investigating complaints that schools have violated civil rights laws, a new center will focus on "proactive compliance" by providing technical assistance to schools and guidance to the public.

The U.S. Supreme Court will arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that's been closely watched by both friends and opponent of private school vouchers and tax-credit scholarship programs.

The Puerto Rican government announced Jan. 17, roughly three weeks after earthquakes began hitting the island, that of the 561 schools that had been inspected for damage, 326 were deemed eligible to open.

The USDA proposed relaxing school lunch rules to give schools more flexibility in how they feed students. But nutrition groups said the proposed rules would create a "junk food" loophole and weaken the fight against childhood obesity.

President Trump will promote new guidance on school prayer Thursday, but that document will not create any new legal requirements for schools.

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