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.
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May 04, 2017
May 01, 2017
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.
April 26, 2017
The biggest state beneficiaries of the program, which is linked to revenue derived from timber harvests on federal lands, include Oregon, California, and Idaho.
April 14, 2017
Tax-credit scholarships could be one of several ways that President Donald Trump's administration and Congress could use to promote school choice from Washingto
April 04, 2017
The bill, which passed on a voice vote, makes changes to data collection and reporting and to the contact juveniles can have with adult inmates, among other provisions.
March 30, 2017
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the top Democrat on the House education committee, wants the money to be used by local community partnerships for dropout prevention, workforce training, and more.
March 22, 2017
Advocates for school districts, students in special education, and others are worried about the impact of potential cuts to Medicaid on schools.
March 21, 2017
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., offered widely different takes on ESSA implementation and the federal budget in speeches to the Council of Chief State School Officers.
March 14, 2017
H.R. 610, a bill to create federally supported vouchers, is getting a lot of attention in the education community, but it faces several obstacles.
March 08, 2017
Although the rules gave teacher-prep programs some flexibility on how to judge student learning, they got criticism, and not just from congressional Republicans.