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.
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September 19, 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 13, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden caused some eyebrow raising when, in answering a debate question about race, he mentioned record players and the number of words a young child hears at home. Here's some background on the word gap.
August 20, 2019
The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.
August 18, 2019
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has become increasingly critical of charter schools this year, and his new proposals for charters would change how they operate and how they are funded.
August 04, 2019
An upcoming proposal from the Trump administration about the Fair Housing Act highlights factors impacting school segregation that go far beyond 2020 campaign debates over "busing."
July 28, 2019
Trump's statement in late June that his administration would release a policy on school desegregation doesn't square with his administration's past policy moves or the current political climate.
July 15, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to increase transparency about teacher hiring practices to boost diversity in the field. Would his plan work?
July 07, 2019
The National Education Association endorsed Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders early in the last presidential election, angering some members. The union now has a new process for endorsement.
July 05, 2019
Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.