The Data Quality Campaign, a Washington-based advocacy organization, reported that 58 percent of parents said they had checked out their child's school report card in the past year.


In addition to increasing funding for a Department of Justice policing program, the House lawmakers' bill would set aside a share of the department's grants for school resource officer pay and benefits.


A new report calls for partnerships between schools and business to bolster work-based learning, helping students learn STEM concepts through project-based learning, and boosting digital literacy.


The United States has signed an agreement with Switzerland to encourage businesses, policymakers, and educators in both countries to champion apprenticeship programs.


Federal education funding is on the rise—but there are disparities in which states are reaping the most benefits.


A little-known provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act allows students who attend a "persistently dangerous school," or who become the victim of a violent crime on school grounds, to transfer to a safer school.


The U.S. Department of Education's internal watchdog—the Office of the Inspector General—will be looking at the agency's process dismissing civil rights complaints, its oversight of accountability systems, and other issues.


DeVos said that the country's higher education system is in "crisis" thanks in part to a "government takeover of the student lending system" under the Obama administration. That claim met with strong criticism.


At least five states want to gauge school performance in part on access to arts education.


Federal lawmakers had a big menu of issues to tackle, like DACA, student-data privacy, and higher education, during this Congress. But the list of accomplishments may fall short of what many sought or expected.


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