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July 17, 2017

As Congress Probes the Shift to ESSA Under DeVos, Here's What to Watch For

Republicans have made it clear they're concerned about Washington overreach concerning the Every Student Succeeds Act. But how do Democrats feel about what Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done so far?

July 14, 2017

Governors Tell Congress: Early Education Just as Crucial as Health Care, Tax Reform

The letter, written on behalf of the National Governors Association by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, connected early education to larger issues.

July 13, 2017

House Lawmakers Advance Funding Bill Without Trump-DeVos Choice Programs

The legislation lawmakers discussed on Thursday differs from the Trump administration's plan in several respects, but both plans would eliminate $2 billion in aid for teacher training.

July 12, 2017

Like Trump Budget, House Funding Bill Strips Out $2 Billion for Teacher Training

The bill, released on Wednesday, would provide $66 billion for the U.S. Department of Education, down $2.4 billion from the current budget.

July 12, 2017

Four Things to Watch in the House Bill Funding Betsy DeVos' Department

Early indications are that lawmakers aren't incredibly enthusiastic about what DeVos and President Donald Trump are proposing for Education Department spending.

June 28, 2017

Here Are Seven Education Items on Congress' 'Honey-Do' List

We've put together a list of policy issues that the 115th Congress could at least in theory address, ranging from higher education to student data privacy.

June 22, 2017

House Passes Bill to Overhaul Career-Tech Education by Giving More Power to States

Like the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act gives more decision-making and funding authority to states.

June 22, 2017

GOP Health Care Proposals: What Educators Should Know

As the Senate health care plan is introduced, see how efforts to replace "Obamacare" could impact the nation's schools when it comes to special education funding, teacher benefits, and more.

June 22, 2017

Black Caucus Dumps Trump Meeting, Says DeVos Won't Protect Civil Rights

A letter from the Congressional Black Caucus highlighted proposed Trump administration budget cuts and its decision to nix a school diversity program among the reasons for refusing another meeting with the president.

June 15, 2017

Full Funding for Special Education? Lawmakers Try for Fifth Straight Congress

The IDEA Full Funding Act, introduced Thursday, would ramp up Washington's budget for students with special needs.

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