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August 21, 2017

What's at Stake for Schools in the Debt Ceiling Debate

What does a potential game of chicken over raising the federal debt ceiling mean for education? There are a host of politically complicated issues attached to the nation's borrowing limit.

August 08, 2017

Democrats Blast Betsy DeVos for Her Department's 'Hostility' to Civil Rights

DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.

August 07, 2017

Five Big Things at Stake for Educators in GOP's Quest for Tax Reform

Republicans in Congress want to get a major tax-reform package done, and if they're successful, it could have big ramifications for teachers and state and local school funding across the country.

August 03, 2017

Congress Set to Decide if Children Can Be Locked Up for Skipping School

The bipartisan legislation also puts a greater emphasis on screening and treatment for those with mental health issues, as well as retaining educational records of young people in detention centers.

July 28, 2017

Top Democrats to Betsy DeVos: Your New Plan for ESSA Review Violates the Law

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.

July 28, 2017

Early-Childhood Education Fan Rep. John Delaney Running for President

Rep. John Delaney is the author of the "Early Learning Act" that is designed to help states move towards universal pre-kindergarten.

July 28, 2017

If Senate Starts Over on Health Care, K-12 Could Dip Lower on Priority List

Should the overhaul effort catch fire once again, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., could play a key role in the process, competing for his committee's attention.

July 27, 2017

Critics of Private School Choice to Push Tax-Focused Bill in Congress

Upcoming legislation from an Alabama Democrat is designed to prevent "double-dipping" by donors to state organizations that provide private school scholarships.

July 27, 2017

Lawmakers Ask Betsy DeVos to Clamp Down on 'Zero Tolerance' Discipline

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos hasn't really weighed in decisively with her thoughts on school discipline, which was an area of significant interest for the Obama administration.

July 26, 2017

School Choice Champion Announces Run for Senate Seat

Rep. Luke Messer was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, and has been one of the foremost supporters of choice since then

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