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?
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February 20, 2018
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?
January 30, 2018
Congress is still wrestling with a basic question: How to use educational data to improve schools, without further jeopardizing student privacy?
January 25, 2018
The deal, outlined by White House officials with members of Congress, could shield from deportation those currently covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
January 25, 2018
The Trump administration's budget is likely to combine three significant research programs--the State Longitudinal Data System program, the Regional Educational Laboratory Program, and the Comprehensive Centers--advocates with knowledge of the proposal said.
January 24, 2018
Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., has introduced legislation to allow money in 529 savings plans to be used for home-schooling expenses, a proposal that was stripped out of a late version of the recent tax-code overhaul.
January 23, 2018
Funding for the U.S. Department of Education could go up in a final fiscal 2018 budget deal, but education funding advocates are worried that K-12 and other domestic programs could lose out to defense spending.
January 22, 2018
A stop-gap funding bill passed by Congress includes long-term money for the popular Childrens Health Insurance Program, but advocates wonder why it took so long.