Senate Republicans' police reform bill would create a federal commission to study racial disparities in education and a range of other areas.
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June 17, 2020
June 12, 2020
The Reopen Our Schools Act may not go anywhere in Congress, but it does drive home a broader political message about the pandemic and resuming traditional classes.
June 10, 2020
Starting a new school year will be a high-stakes challenge for educators who must help get students back on track, education administrators told U.S. senators Wednesday.
June 09, 2020
Protests about law enforcement's treatment of black people underscore how school desegregation can help black children and create more empathy in society, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said in an interview.
June 03, 2020
"Without significant federal support, our states will struggle to support their public schools, and our students will feel the brunt of the result," the lawmakers said their pitch for additional K-12 aid.
June 02, 2020
The two national teachers' unions have joined an effort to get Congress to change police practices after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black people at the hands of law enforcement.
June 01, 2020
School police have acquired powerful rifles, mine-resistant vehicles, and grenade launchers through a federal program that provides military equipment to local law enforcement.
May 27, 2020
A coalition of education organizations wants Congress to waive a provision in federal law requiring districts to keep special education funding level from year to year regardless of budget pressures.
May 14, 2020
Want to help out public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic? There's a way to do that while also providing critical relief for private schools too, advocacy groups have told congressional leaders.
May 12, 2020
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, which has little chance of passing as written, would also also provide dedicated funding to help students connect to the internet.