Democrats in Congress heard from students, parents and others who have been impacted by gun violence and who are urging Congress to pass gun-control measures.
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March 07, 2018
March 06, 2018
The chairman of the Senate education committee said he would introduce legislation to allow schools to hire more counselors, improve infrastructure, and fund violence-prevention programs.
March 05, 2018
The 2018 elections could lead to at least one chamber of Congress changing hands, but that doesn't mean many lawmakers with oversight of education policy are in danger of losing their jobs.
February 28, 2018
President Donald Trump again lobbied for increased school security measures, including armed staff, in a meeting with congressional lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday.
February 26, 2018
After the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school last week, many are wondering what lawmakers, including those on Capitol Hill, will do to address school shootings.
February 22, 2018
Advocates for school superintendents are still warning of serious consequences for schools if lawmakers decide to make certain changes to the health-care program for the poor.
February 20, 2018
Both congressional Democrats and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are on the same page: They both want Capitol Hill to hold hearings on school shootings. What happened the last time Congress did that?
February 16, 2018
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and ex-Massachusetts governor has said and done plenty when it comes to public schools.
February 09, 2018
The deal includes an increase in domestic spending that will benefit K-12 schools, but it offers no resolution to immigrant students affected by the DACA program.
February 04, 2018
Paul Ryan Said $1.50 More Per Week Is a Big Deal for School Secretaries. Here's the Story the Numbers Tell
A recent tweet from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan highlighted how the new tax code meant $1.50 a week extra for a school secretary. Just what does that mean in context?