Arts education is an often-neglected but frequently critical component of what schools can provide to students, and there's a diverse set of approaches to how states and school systems approach the subject in schools of choice.
Teacher diversity involves action at a variety of levels, but a broad swath say the federal government should be a key partner on the issue when it comes to legislation and regulation.
DeVos' request that the California school not notify the community of her visit beforehand underscores the negative reactions she can still attract in public settings, as well as competing concerns for school leaders.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent and received a "limited number" of emails related to official government business from her personal accounts, a review found.
A Center on Education Policy report reveals the share of schools getting identified as needing improvement varies widely by state, with one labeling 69 percent of its schools this way for ESSA purposes.
It's appropriations season on Capitol Hill, and House Democrats want to spend billions more on schools. But that doesn't mean all the golden oldies are on the way back into spending bills.
Bernie Sanders' sweeping vision would establish a $60,000 minimum salary for teachers, while clamping down on charters and boosting efforts to desegregate schools. It's hard to see a lot of it becoming a reality.
Supporters of the bill say it would extend critical civil rights protections to more students. But opponents say it ignores parents' rights in schools and could lead to confusing situations for some children.
"We need meaningful solutions to dismantle racial and socioeconomic segregation in America's schools," said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the author of one of the two bills addressing integration and diversity. Do advocates think her ideas go far enough?
The New York City mayor has pushed universal pre-K, championed a controversial school turnaound program, and picked a schools chief backing a divisive effort to diversify selective high schools.