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September 07, 2018

Democrats Seek Ban on Funding for Guns at Schools Through Spending Bill

Democrats are using just about every tool they can think of to try to stop Every Student Succeeds Act money from being used by schools to purchase firearms.

September 07, 2018

Should Federal Money Pay for Guns in Schools? Senator Demands Hearing With DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said she will take no position on schools that seek to use Every Student Succeeds Act money for firearms, but Democrats continue to decry the idea.

September 06, 2018

'Strength in Diversity Act' Would Create Federal Grants for Schools

The Democrats' legislation would authorize $120 million in grants for "voluntary community-driven strategies" to increase diversity in education.

September 04, 2018

A Parkland Victim's Dad Tried to Meet Brett Kavanaugh But Made Waves Instead

Fred Guttenberg, a gun control advocate and the father of a student slain at a Florida high school, shook up Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearing when he tried to shake the Supreme Court nominee's hand.

August 22, 2018

Call This 'The LeBron James Education Act' and We Won't Argue

Two senators are using the NBA superstar's new school as an inspiration for new legislation, formally called the Full-Service Community Schools in Distressed Communities Act.

August 21, 2018

Education Is a Wallflower in Midterm Campaign Ads

As Democrats seek to catch a "blue wave" and take control of the House of Representatives in November, education isn't getting much play in campaign ads.

August 07, 2018

Trump's Move to Pull Obama-Era Diversity Guidance for Schools Angers Democrats

Senate Democrats rebuked a move by the Trump administration to withdraw Obama-era guidance designed to encourage diversity in K-12 and higher education.

July 31, 2018

Here's How Sen. Tim Kaine Wants to Fix Teacher Shortages, and Why It's Tricky

More STEM teachers, more teachers for rural schools, and more district partnerships with higher education. Those are key ingredients in the Virginia senator's plan to address educator shortages.

July 30, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters Rebukes Betsy DeVos in New Bill on Civil Rights Probes

Legislation from one of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics in Congress is taking aim at how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is handling civil rights issues.

July 26, 2018

School Integration Advocates Highlight Wins and Losses, Possible Capitol Hill Action

Advocates for integration decried a recent move by the Trump administration to roll back racial diversity guidance, but praised efforts in Congress to promote the issue.

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