House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.
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May 22, 2018
May 17, 2018
Congressional Democrats held a forum on various civil rights issues in education on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case that prohibited laws establishing segregated schools.
December 15, 2017
A former staffer for Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott, the top Democrat on the House education committee, alleged in news conference that he made inappropriate sexual advances to her several years ago.
July 28, 2017
Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that her department's plan for phone calls prior to written feedback is problematic.
May 17, 2017
The Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017 would be tailored for schools in high-poverty areas and direct money to high-speed broadband internet and school construction.
March 30, 2017
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the top Democrat on the House education committee, wants the money to be used by local community partnerships for dropout prevention, workforce training, and more.
February 28, 2017
The top two Democrats on education in Congress want the education secretary to flesh out her announced plan to audit programs at the department and cut unnecessary ones.
October 25, 2016
If Democrats gain control in one or both chambers, who's likely to head the key K-12 committees in Congress? And what does that mean for education policy?
September 23, 2016
On Thursday, the House passed the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016 by a vote of 382-29. It's a proposed retooling of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, which was first passed in 1974.
August 02, 2016
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott say the Education Department should rethink its requirements for how schools are held accountable for struggling groups of students.