Teachers' unions and school advocacy groups have applauded the House spending bill for the U.S. Department of Education. But there's a long way to go before final funding figures are set for key K-12 programs.
The Democratic presidential candidate's plan for her first 100 days as president if elected puts a heavy focus on executive actions, including many related to students' civil rights.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declared in his veto statement: "We have public schools that are structurally deteriorating, contaminated by lead, and staffed by teachers who are not appropriately paid and overstretched in their responsibilities."
The Gun-Free School Zones Act was championed by 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden, but a Kentucky Republican says it too often leaves children vulnerable.
Harvard College decided recently to revoke its admission of conservative Parkland student activist Kyle Kashuv after it discovered he once used racial slurs in online messages, he said.
States frequently and successfully flexed their muscles when negotiating with the Education Department on Every Student Succeeds Act plans, but that might not mean what many assume about the law, a study finds.
While the court said the state is moving in the right direction, it also said it doesn't feel comfortable closing a funding lawsuit and wants to make sure the state keeps up with the costs of inflation.
Viral stories about school lunch debt have given the 2020 Democratic candidates an opportunity to link an issue that resonates with regular people to their policy proposals.
Hundreds of districts are still climbing out of the recession but many more may decide to boost teachers' pay, pay down debt or address deferred maintenance costs.
Several states this year sought to replace their funding formulas, a monumental fiscal and political feat, but only a handful of legislatures have been able to get proposals to their governors' desks.