The Education Department's request for a new data collection focuses on waivers from the Every Student Succeeds Act and how schools are using federal coronavirus relief.
One billion students worldwide are not in school because of the pandemic, portending severe and long-lasting negative effects.
The study could strengthen the argument of those who back the role of money in boosting academic outcomes and raise caution flags for lawmakers considering which districts to cut from.
The Democrat-controlled House has approved a $716 million increase for the U.S. Department of Education in the next fiscal year, but there's a long way to go before a final spending deal is reached.
Does "Education Reform" fit easily alongside social-justice terms like "Black Lives Matter" and "Say Her Name" that NBA players are putting on their jerseys?
Democrats and Republicans at a House oversight hearing squared off on money, testing delays, and the politics around school reopenings.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, a Brookings Institution study using Education Week and other data found a link between schools' reopening plans and the 2016 election.
With the recent surge in coronavirus infections, the fiscal outlook for states gets worse, and that's bad news for districts heavily reliant on state aid.
Speaking to the American Federation of Teachers, former Vice President Joe Biden warned that a lack of sufficient federal funding would force state and local layoffs, including elimination of teaching jobs.
The HEALS Act "misses the mark" and falls well short of what schools need, several education groups have told Congress ahead of what could be ugly negotiations over coronavirus relief.