Tangible school safety upgrades have gotten a lot of attention. But estimates show physical security improvements may not be cheap, or within the reach of cash-strapped districts.
On Tuesday morning, DeVos will pitch the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education to the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal money for K-12.
Indianapolis, Puerto Rico, and three other school districts have applied to join the Every Student Succeeds Act's weighted student-funding pilot during the 2018-19 school year.
Maryland private school leaders at Barron Trump's school and others want President Donald Trump and Congress to bolster mental health and background checks, not arm teachers.
The bill passed the House exactly one month after 17 students and staff were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Republicans tended to focus on what law enforcement and schools could have done to prevent the shooting in Florida last month, while Democrats pushed for more-restrictive gun laws.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., slams the education secretary's approach as head of the commission, while DeVos' spokewoman says Murray gives an "inaccurate account" of a meeting between the two.
President Donald Trump has tapped Mark Schultz, a deputy commissioner of education in Nebraska, to serve as commissioner of the rehabilitation services administration at the Education Department.
The U.S. secretary of education told the National Parent Teachers Association conference she welcomed the chance to speak "unedited" about school safety and the benefits of school choice.
Congress should give more money to an Every Student Succeeds Act program that would help pay for more counselors, trauma-informed classroom management, and mental-health services for schools, Democratic senators said