Private consultants will work with charter school networks to assist in opening more of the schools in economically distressed areas under a plan announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.
Education Reform Now corrects the record to say Florida spends more money on majority nonwhite schools in many of its biggest districts than on majority white schools.
"We're all going to be really disappointed at the first crack at this," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said about ESSA's required per-student spending reports for each school.
A polling firm associated with a Democratic education advocacy group reports that 61 percent of Democratic primary voters support Obama's education policy, and just 21 percent view it unfavorably.
California Sen. Kamala Harris has given the clearest look yet at her education priorities as a Democratic presidential candidate, in a set of policy proposals calling for boosts in federal education funding, early childhood education, and civil rights enforcement.
To justify his proposal to increase the minimum starting salary for teachers, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said having a "great teacher in front of the students is really the best thing that you can do."
As education politics have grown more divisive at the state and national levels over things like school choice, spending, and civil rights, clashes between Democrats and Republicans become particularly heated.
California school districts will have expanded authority to reject new charter school applications under a set of bills signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Education Week's interactive map tracks U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' school visits. Here's what you can learn from them and from her messaging focus on "education freedom."
Officials have not done enough to prevent fraud in Head Start programs, the GAO said. The findings prompted Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., the ranking member of the House education and labor committee, to call for a hearing on the federally funded preschool program for low-income children.