Educators fear of overstepping federal student privacy laws can make it tougher for law enforcement and schools to share information that could prevent a potential school shooting, experts said at the commission's latest hearing.
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July 25, 2018
DeVos used a speech Wednesday to what was billed by organizers as the biggest gathering of conservative high school-aged activists in recent history to make the case for her signature policy: school choice.
July 11, 2018
Students, especially vulnerable populations and children in remote areas, aren't getting nearly enough access to mental health services, experts told the Federal School Safety Commission.
July 02, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says merging the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Labor will help the country's schools catch up to our counterparts in other countries, including some she visited on her recent swing through Europe.
June 29, 2018
In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and three other cabinet secretaries, congressional Democrats ask how the government is ensuring that these children get required education services.
June 26, 2018
Commission members heard pleas for more school resource officers and counselors, along with more far-afield ideas like age restrictions for cell phones, at a listening session in Kentucky.
June 25, 2018
The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve the nomination of Frank Brogan as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education.
June 21, 2018
President Donald Trump outlined the details of a plan to combine the two into a single agency focused on workforce readiness and career development. The plan is likely to face serious political and logistical hurdles.
June 15, 2018
"Both of these countries have continued to forge ahead with reforms and changes that are actually meeting students' needs today," DeVos told reporters in a Friday conference call that capped off a ten-day trip to Europe.
June 14, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education would get a nearly $71 billion budget in a House spending bill for the next spending year released Thursday. The legislation includes increases for charter schools and special education.