Those in charge of the Education Department's budget appear ready to reject the Trump team's push to cut the department's overall budget.
Recently in Congress Category
September 13, 2018
September 09, 2018
If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?
September 07, 2018
Democrats are using just about every tool they can think of to try to stop Every Student Succeeds Act money from being used by schools to purchase firearms.
September 07, 2018
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said she will take no position on schools that seek to use Every Student Succeeds Act money for firearms, but Democrats continue to decry the idea.
September 06, 2018
The Democrats' legislation would authorize $120 million in grants for "voluntary community-driven strategies" to increase diversity in education.
September 04, 2018
Fred Guttenberg, a gun control advocate and the father of a student slain at a Florida high school, shook up Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearing when he tried to shake the Supreme Court nominee's hand.
August 22, 2018
Two senators are using the NBA superstar's new school as an inspiration for new legislation, formally called the Full-Service Community Schools in Distressed Communities Act.
August 21, 2018
As Democrats seek to catch a "blue wave" and take control of the House of Representatives in November, education isn't getting much play in campaign ads.
August 07, 2018
Senate Democrats rebuked a move by the Trump administration to withdraw Obama-era guidance designed to encourage diversity in K-12 and higher education.
July 31, 2018
More STEM teachers, more teachers for rural schools, and more district partnerships with higher education. Those are key ingredients in the Virginia senator's plan to address educator shortages.