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November 13, 2018

Democrats Seek to Sharply Curtail Restraint, Seclusion of Students

Restraint and seclusion is controversial in the special education community; one in 100 students with special needs was restrained or secluded in the 2013-14 school year, according to federal data.

September 09, 2018

If Democrats Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA

If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?

September 07, 2018

Democrats Seek Ban on Funding for Guns at Schools Through Spending Bill

Democrats are using just about every tool they can think of to try to stop Every Student Succeeds Act money from being used by schools to purchase firearms.

September 06, 2018

'Strength in Diversity Act' Would Create Federal Grants for Schools

The Democrats' legislation would authorize $120 million in grants for "voluntary community-driven strategies" to increase diversity in education.

August 30, 2018

The DNC Says 'Education Is on the Ballot.' Here's What That Does and Doesn't Mean

Democrats think 2018 is their year, and they're using education—and educators—to make their case.

August 28, 2018

Don't Let Schools Spend Federal Money on Guns, Democrats Urge Betsy DeVos

Democrats told Betsy DeVos that a grant under the Every Student Succeeds Act was passed by Congress to help pay for education technology and efforts to improve school climate, not guns.

August 07, 2018

Trump's Move to Pull Obama-Era Diversity Guidance for Schools Angers Democrats

Senate Democrats rebuked a move by the Trump administration to withdraw Obama-era guidance designed to encourage diversity in K-12 and higher education.

July 30, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters Rebukes Betsy DeVos in New Bill on Civil Rights Probes

Legislation from one of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics in Congress is taking aim at how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is handling civil rights issues.

July 24, 2018

3 Things to Know About the New Bill Promising 'Debt-Free' Higher Education

The Democrats announced that their legislation would be a "sweeping reauthorization" of the nation's Higher Education Act. So what's in the bill?

July 13, 2018

Feds Should Create New $10,000 Tax Credit to Boost Teacher Pay, Progressive Group Says

The proposed tax credit would be targeted towards teachers who work in high-poverty schools, and it could mean up to a $190 raise per week for teachers

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