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March 30, 2017

Top Democrat Introduces Bill to Direct Over $5 Billion to 'Disconnected' Youth

Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the top Democrat on the House education committee, wants the money to be used by local community partnerships for dropout prevention, workforce training, and more.

March 07, 2017

Democratic Senators Seek Hearings on Education Department Nominees

The seven senators argued that hearings would given the Senate education committee a chance to gauge nominees' backgrounds in issues such as higher education policy.

January 24, 2017

Senate Democrats Pitch $75 Billion Plan to Repair and Build Schools

The "Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure and Create 15 Million Jobs" is short on details, but includes a plan to create 975,000 jobs by improving school infrastructure.

January 11, 2017

Sen. Warren Gets Assist in Opposition to Betsy DeVos From Mass. Charters Group

On Monday, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expressing concerns about education secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos' track record.

January 05, 2017

Democrats Demand Betsy DeVos Reveal 'Complicated Web' of Money, Lobbying

Six Senate Democrats have a message for President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary with her confirmation hearing coming up: You owe us a lot of information.

November 18, 2016

The Education of Barron Trump and Other 'First Kids'

The last time a president's child attended public school was in the late 1970s during Jimmy Carter's presidency. The question now is where will President-elect Donald Trump's son go?

October 25, 2016

What Could Be in Store for Education if Democrats Get More Power in Congress?

If Democrats gain control in one or both chambers, who's likely to head the key K-12 committees in Congress? And what does that mean for education policy?

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton Declares: I Sweat the Policy Details on Education, Children's Issues

The Democratic presidential nominee's Thursday speech on the night she accepted her party's nod capped a four-day convention during which many speakers praised her work for disadvantaged children.

July 28, 2016

Early Literacy Push in Philadelphia Seeks to Put Down Deep, Diverse Roots

A summer reading program in North Philadelphia aims to provide the benefits of literacy to young people, part of a broader campaign to improve students' reading skills.

July 28, 2016

AFT President: Under ESSA, Teaching, Not Accountability, Poised to Take the Lead

We caught up with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as she made the rounds.

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