U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway promoted Education Freedom Scholarships at an event Oct. 1, but didn't sound particularly sanguine about the plan's chances.
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October 01, 2019
September 19, 2019
This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.
September 18, 2019
House Democrats' bill that would require the Education Department to track school shootings in detail is part of a broader push on Capitol Hill to address gun violence, although it's far from certain it will succeed.
September 18, 2019
The Senate proposal, which would keep overall Education Department funding virtually flat at $71.4 billion, differs dramatically from what House Democrats passed earlier this year.
September 10, 2019
Education advocacy groups have panned a plan to divert money from military schools to help build a wall at the nation's southern border.
June 19, 2019
Teachers' unions and school advocacy groups have applauded the House spending bill for the U.S. Department of Education. But there's a long way to go before final funding figures are set for key K-12 programs.
June 17, 2019
The Gun-Free School Zones Act was championed by 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden, but a Kentucky Republican says it too often leaves children vulnerable.
June 05, 2019
The new response unit will be dedicated full-time to helping schools recover from things like hurricanes and wildfires, Assistant Secretary of Education Frank Brogan told a House education subcommittee.
June 04, 2019
The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would provide protections for 2.5 million people, including undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
May 17, 2019
Supporters of the bill say it would extend critical civil rights protections to more students. But opponents say it ignores parents' rights in schools and could lead to confusing situations for some children.