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February 01, 2019

DeVos Backtracks on Replacing Education Department Watchdog

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep. Bobby Scott have told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the replacement inspector general could have conflicts of interests.

February 01, 2019

Cory Booker, School Choice Fan and Ex-DeVos Ally, Is Running for President

Booker has supported vouchers in the past, but he voted to reject Betsy DeVos' nomination for education secretary in 2017.

January 31, 2019

Ex-Obama Adviser Who Championed Teacher Evaluations to Seek Senate Seat

Can a Democrat with a record of tying test scores to teacher evaluations win a U.S. Senate seat in Colorado? Mike Johnston, a former Obama campaign adviser, wants to find out.

January 30, 2019

Schools Would Get $100 Billion for Repairs, Rebuilding in Democrats' Bill

Democrats say the proposal would generate 1.9 million jobs, but a big infrastructure spending deal has eluded Washington since President Donald Trump took office.

January 25, 2019

Shutdown's Looming Impact on School Meals to Be Focus of House Hearing

Democrats say the shutdown imperils the federal program that pays for school meals for low-income students, as pressure builds around the issue in the education community.

January 15, 2019

National Teacher of the Year Joins House Education Committee

Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., says she puts a high priority on public education and providing more resources for teachers.

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.

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