The Education Department's nearly $70 billion budget would be slashed by $9 billion, or 13 percent in the coming fiscal year under the spending plan proposed by President Donald Trump.
In a new executive order, Trump seeks recommendations from agency leaders, like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, about looking for redundant or unnecessary programs to cut from the federal government.
H.R. 610, a bill to create federally supported vouchers, is getting a lot of attention in the education community, but it faces several obstacles.
Programs dealing with teacher quality and after school appear to be among those eyed for major cuts in the federal budget being prepared for fiscal 2018.
The biggest difference between the new Trump application and the Obama application seems to be on the requirements for outreach to various groups of educators and advocates.
Sen. Patty Murray D-Wash., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., want to know the education secretary's plans now that Congress has scrapped a key set of regulations.
The decision to kill Obama-era accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act has sparked questions about the new law's status. We have answers.
Congress may essentially get to decide whether any new Trump regulations are too much like the Obama regulations to pass muster.
The writing has been on the wall since December, when the Senate put out a "hit list" of Obama administration regulations it wanted overturn, the ESSA accountability rules among them.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat on the board of Bush's foundation, until she was tapped to helm the department.