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March 03, 2020

Schools Should 'Minimize Disruption' Over Coronavirus, CDC Official Says

In the face of the coronavirus, schools might need to change how they operate but should also resist significantly disrupting the lives of students and educators, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official tells U.S. senators.

February 25, 2020

Democrats Press D.C. Voucher Program for Information on Student Civil Rights

Lawmakers' concerns come as the Trump administration seeks to boost private school choice programs through a federal tax credit.

January 30, 2020

This Ex-Principal Hopes to Be the Next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Jamaal Bowman, who was a principal at a Bronx school for roughly a decade and has also worked as a teacher and guidance counselor, is challenging Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., for his congressional seat.

January 23, 2020

How the NEA, the Nation's Largest Teachers' Union, Grades Congress

Despite all the flak they catch from many Democrats for their education positions, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., both received A grades for the first session of this Congress on the Nation Education Association's report card.

January 06, 2020

When National Security Threats Influence Education Policy and Politics

A new research study, released just a few days before the U.S. military killed a top Iranian military commander and escalated international tensions, looked at connections between sudden national security crises and education policymaking in Washington.

December 17, 2019

Congress Mostly Snubs DeVos Agenda in Deal Increasing Education Spending

Federal lawmakers have struck a spending deal that would boost funding for the U.S. Department of Education to $72.8 billion, but ignores Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' Education Freedom Scholarship proposal.

December 11, 2019

Proposed Boost for Teachers' Tax Deduction Is Back, But Faces Long Odds

Legislation in the House to alter the federal tax code would double the deduction teachers can take for spending their own money on classroom supplies. But don't assume it will actually cross the finish line.

December 09, 2019

Trump Says He's Fighting for the 'Forgotten Child,' Touts Education Choice Bill

President Donald Trump held White House event to promote school choice and to urge Congress to consider a $5 billion federal tax-credit scholarship program.

December 04, 2019

What's in a Bipartisan Pitch to Simplify the FAFSA

The proposal to simplify the FAFSA represents possible progress for those hoping that Congress will make it easier for K-12 students to make the transition to higher education

December 02, 2019

Don't Let Vaping Kids Be 'Guinea Pigs' for Big Tobacco, Congress Members Tell Trump

Members of a bipartisan Congressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic urged President Trump to follow through his promise to take action to address the spread of youth vaping.

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