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.
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March 03, 2020
February 25, 2020
Lawmakers' concerns come as the Trump administration seeks to boost private school choice programs through a federal tax credit.
January 30, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.