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May 17, 2017

School Infrastructure Spending Plan Introduced by House Democrats

The Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017 would be tailored for schools in high-poverty areas and direct money to high-speed broadband internet and school construction.

May 17, 2017

Career and Technical Education Overhaul Bill Approved by House Ed. Committee

The measure moves on to the full House for consideration, and could become the first major education legislation sent to President Donald Trump this Congress.

May 16, 2017

Bill Would Repeal Law GOP Used to Scrap Obama's ESSA Rules

The legislation would get rid of the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to overturn newly finalized federal regulations, like those that President Barack Obama administration wrote to govern accountability and state plans for ESSA.

May 16, 2017

Senate Bill Aims to Give College Hopefuls More Data on How Grads Fare

The bipartisan proposal would create a new federal database designed to provide more information about colleges and universities to prospective students, but would boost data collection requirements and could face an uphill climb in Congress.

May 15, 2017

Four Ways That Education Advocacy Has Changed in the Trump Era

The new administration is a whole new ball game for folks in Washington pushing on behalf of public educators, the civil rights community, and K-12 funding.

May 11, 2017

Former Congresswoman Found Guilty of Using Scholarship Fund for Personal Gain

The Associated Press reported Thursday that ex-Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida was convicted on 18 of the 22 counts made against her.

May 04, 2017

Health Care Bill's Changes to Medicaid Alarm School Advocacy Groups

The American Health Care Act, which the House of Representatives voted to approve, contains significant changes to Medicaid that some education-oriented groups say will harm services for children in school.

May 04, 2017

Bill to Revamp Career and Technical Education Law Introduced in House

The legislation introduced Thursday to revamp the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act is similar to a bipartisan bill that passed the House last year.

May 04, 2017

Cutting K-12, Boosting Choice: Reagan Failed, Will Trump Succeed?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos hasn't been up to Capitol Hill to testify on the Trump administration's budget yet. But when she does, she may want to take some cues from her predecessor, Terrel H. Bell.

May 01, 2017

Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education

In the proposed deal covering the rest of fiscal 2017 through September, after-school programs would get an increase, but teacher development grants would see a notable cut.

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