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June 22, 2017

GOP Health Care Proposals: What Educators Should Know

As the Senate health care plan is introduced, see how efforts to replace "Obamacare" could impact the nation's schools when it comes to special education funding, teacher benefits, and more.

June 22, 2017

Black Caucus Dumps Trump Meeting, Says DeVos Won't Protect Civil Rights

A letter from the Congressional Black Caucus highlighted proposed Trump administration budget cuts and its decision to nix a school diversity program among the reasons for refusing another meeting with the president.

June 15, 2017

Full Funding for Special Education? Lawmakers Try for Fifth Straight Congress

The IDEA Full Funding Act, introduced Thursday, would ramp up Washington's budget for students with special needs.

June 07, 2017

When Do Voucher Programs Allow Private Schools to Discriminate Against Students?

In a Senate budget hearing Tuesday, DeVos repeatedly told lawmakers that, "Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law, period." But she also left questions unanswered about discrimination with respect to voucher programs.

June 06, 2017

Senators Hammer at DeVos on Planned Budget Cuts, Proposed Vouchers

At a Capitol Hill hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced Republicans skeptical about slashing some programs, and Democrats worried about civil rights protections under any federally funded vouchers.

June 01, 2017

Democratic Senators Tag-Team Betsy DeVos Over Ethics Concerns

The U.S. Secretary of Education hasn't appeared publicly before the Senate education committee since her confirmation hearing in January, but Democratic senators haven't stopped bird-dogging her.

May 30, 2017

Governors to Congress: Don't Shortchange Us on ESSA, Special Ed.

The National Governors Association sent a letter about education funding two days after the release of President Donald Trump's spending blueprint, which proposes a 13.5 percent cut to the Education Department.

May 25, 2017

Watch a Schools Chief Discuss Trump's Proposed Education Budget

We sat down with the superintendent of Maryland's second-largest school district to get his views on the president's proposed budget for education.

May 24, 2017

DeVos, Democrats Wage War Over Budget Cuts, Students' Rights Under Vouchers

In defending the president's budget on Capitol Hill, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos implored lawmakers to focus on "students and their education," rather than "schools and systems." Democrats weren't buying it.

May 24, 2017

Proposed Budget Cuts for Disadvantaged Students Would Hit These States Hardest

President Donald Trump's 2018 federal spending plan would cut close to 4 percent from formula-based Title I aid, while earmarking new money for public school choice.

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