U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to Parkland, Fla., Wednesday to meet with students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a mass shooting last month that left 17 dead.
The chairman of the Senate education committee said he would introduce legislation to allow schools to hire more counselors, improve infrastructure, and fund violence-prevention programs.
In a speech to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the education secretary said that just because many ESSA plans comply with federal mandates doesn't mean they would truly help students.
The 2018 elections could lead to at least one chamber of Congress changing hands, but that doesn't mean many lawmakers with oversight of education policy are in danger of losing their jobs.
Broward County Public Schools will receive a $1 million federal grant to help cope with the aftermath of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month.
Senators and AFT President Randi Weingarten shared their views on the best ways to help Puerto Rico's public schools after Hurricane Maria hit the island last September.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced additional federal money on Thursday for K-12 students impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the California wildfires, last year.
President Donald Trump again lobbied for increased school security measures, including armed staff, in a meeting with congressional lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday.
Although some states already allow educators to carry firearms at school, there are a host of issues for policymakers who might want to take up President Donald Trump on his push to arm teachers.
The U.S. Secretary of Education's priorities will help determine how the Education Department allocates some $500 million in competitive-grant money and pushing an agenda without new legislation.