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March 13, 2018

Democrats Seek More Money for Mental Health Services, Counseling in Schools

Congress should give more money to an Every Student Succeeds Act program that would help pay for more counselors, trauma-informed classroom management, and mental-health services for schools, Democratic senators said

March 12, 2018

Here's How the Big School Safety Bills in Congress Differ, and Why It Matters

In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month, it's clear the GOP majorities in Congress want to focus on school-safety initiatives, not gun control.

March 07, 2018

Parkland Student David Hogg, Other Advocates Lobby Capitol Hill on Gun Control

Democrats in Congress heard from students, parents and others who have been impacted by gun violence and who are urging Congress to pass gun-control measures.

March 06, 2018

Sen. Lamar Alexander Backs Changes to ESSA to Improve School Safety

The chairman of the Senate education committee said he would introduce legislation to allow schools to hire more counselors, improve infrastructure, and fund violence-prevention programs.

March 05, 2018

Among Vulnerable Lawmakers in Mid-Term Elections, Few Deal Much With Education

The 2018 elections could lead to at least one chamber of Congress changing hands, but that doesn't mean many lawmakers with oversight of education policy are in danger of losing their jobs.

February 28, 2018

Trump Pushes to 'Harden' Schools Against Mass Shooters in Meeting With Lawmakers

President Donald Trump again lobbied for increased school security measures, including armed staff, in a meeting with congressional lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday.

February 26, 2018

These Are School Safety Bills Congress Can Already Vote on After Parkland

After the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school last week, many are wondering what lawmakers, including those on Capitol Hill, will do to address school shootings.

February 22, 2018

District Leaders Warn That Potential Medicaid Changes Could Squeeze Services

Advocates for school superintendents are still warning of serious consequences for schools if lawmakers decide to make certain changes to the health-care program for the poor.

February 20, 2018

Here's What Happened the Last Time Congress Considered School Shootings

Both congressional Democrats and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are on the same page: They both want Capitol Hill to hold hearings on school shootings. What happened the last time Congress did that?

February 16, 2018

Senate Hopeful Mitt Romney May Not Love Trump, But He's Backed Up Betsy DeVos

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and ex-Massachusetts governor has said and done plenty when it comes to public schools.

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