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October 20, 2017

Stage Now Set for GOP Tax Cuts That Could Alter Education Funding

The resolutions themselves, passed on Oct. 5 in the House and on Thursday in the Senate, don't enact tax cuts by themselves. But they set the stage for potential major tax cuts in Congress.

October 12, 2017

Democrats Decry Betsy DeVos' Move to Prioritize 'Privatization'

The leading Democrats on K-12 issues in Congress are not happy that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to make school choice a top priority when it comes to doling out federal grant money on a competitive basis.

October 11, 2017

Betsy DeVos Heads Northwest, Faces Chilly Reception

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is headed to Oregon and Washington state this week, but it looks like she won't get a universally warm welcome.

October 05, 2017

Cutting Deals With Trump: Will It Fly or Flop For Democrats on Education?

There could be room on some education issues for Democrats to strike some kind of deal with President Donald Trump, but getting there could be really difficult.

September 28, 2017

Congress Leaves Children's Health Care Hanging: What Educators Need to Know

The move could put a financial strain on states—and eventually, jeopardize coverage for the roughly 9 million children covered by the program.

September 20, 2017

Here's What the Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare Could Mean for Schools

Like previous recent efforts to overhaul health care and ditch Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation would significantly impact the $4 billion in Medicaid money schools receive annually.

September 19, 2017

Nominee for Top Education Dept. Attorney: I'd Tell Officials to Follow ESSA

Carlos Muñiz, only the second nominee to the Trump Education Department to have a hearing before the Senate education, addressed the Every Student Succeeds Act and transgender student rights in Tuesday testimony.

September 18, 2017

Top Dems: DeVos ESSA Oversight Has 'Failed' on Several Fronts, Must Improve

Democrats are pushing the education secretary to only approves plans that meet the Every Student Succeeds Act's requirements, but DeVos seems more inclined to give states a lot of leeway.

September 15, 2017

Child Poverty Rate Dips But Remains Disproportionately High in U.S.

The news from the U.S. Census Bureau wasn't all good, however: According to 2016 numbers, children under 18 made up 23 percent of the population, but 33 percent of those living in poverty.

September 14, 2017

Democratic Bill Aims to Make Child Care More Accessible, Beef Up Early Learning

Among other provisions, the Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure that families making less than 150 percent of a state's median income would not pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care.

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