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
The U.S. Secretary of Education seemed to stumble in her highest-profile interview yet, leading to hours of bad headlines and harsh responses on social media.
Carissa Moffat Miller currently serves as the interim executive director of CCSSO. Previously, she served as the group's deputy executive director for membership and outreach for five years.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said on NBC's Today Show that there should not necessarily be an armed teacher in every classroom, or at every grade level. When asked about raising the legal age for the purchase of certain guns, DeVos said: "everything is on the table."
In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month, it's clear the GOP majorities in Congress want to focus on school-safety initiatives, not gun control.
The White House plans to unveil a school safety proposal Monday including a push to pass of a bipartisan school safety bill, the creation of a task force chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and support for states that arm some school staff.
The past week highlighted how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has attempted to use the bully pulpit and public appearances in a variety of contexts, with some blowback.
Democrats in Congress heard from students, parents and others who have been impacted by gun violence and who are urging Congress to pass gun-control measures.
A Republican lawmaker wants to create Education Savings Accounts for military families, using money now given to school districts that receive federal Impact Aid.
Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus say U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act that don't comply with the law's protections for vulnerable groups of students