Democrats on the Senate education committee had some tough questions for President Donald Trump's picks to head up civil rights and special education policy at the U.S. Department of Education.
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December 05, 2017
December 04, 2017
The Senate's passage of a tax overhaul bill featured some late-night, dramatic moments concerning school choice, religious instruction, and a private college linked to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
December 02, 2017
The Senate's version of a tax overhaul package contains potential changes for how teachers do their taxes, for state and local education funding, and other issues related to schools.
December 01, 2017
A House bill contains significant changes to how high school students apply for federal aid for college, as well as the information about colleges provided by the federal government to prospective students and their families.
November 30, 2017
Several amendments to expand school choice in various ways have yet to gain traction as part of the Senate's bid to overhaul the tax code.
November 30, 2017
If lawmakers don't take some kind of action by Dec. 8, major parts of the government—including the U.S. Department of Education—will grind to a halt.
November 29, 2017
From teacher tax deductions to school choice, the two bills don't treat K-12 issues exactly the same. Here are a few key differences between them.
November 27, 2017
A provision of the House and Senate tax bills involving tax-free bonds could make it harder for school districts to pay off long-term debt.
November 16, 2017
Tax cuts proposed by both the House and Senate would be financed by deficit spending that some advocates say could lead to pressure to cut K-12 funding. But not everyone agrees.
November 15, 2017
The changes would allow teachers to deduct $500 from their taxable income for purchases they make out of pocket for their classrooms, from pencils to software