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December 06, 2017

Several of Sen. Al Franken's Ed. Committee Colleagues Call on Him To Resign

Among those saying the Minnesota Democrat should step down in light of sexual harassment allegations is Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate education committee.

October 25, 2017

Democrats Ask Betsy DeVos to Act Against 'Hateful Bullying' in Schools

Senators took a potshot at DeVos' boss, President Donald Trump, arguing that his remarks on Twitter have "normalized" bigotry, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination.

October 05, 2017

Cutting Deals With Trump: Will It Fly or Flop For Democrats on Education?

There could be room on some education issues for Democrats to strike some kind of deal with President Donald Trump, but getting there could be really difficult.

September 18, 2017

Top Dems: DeVos ESSA Oversight Has 'Failed' on Several Fronts, Must Improve

Democrats are pushing the education secretary to only approves plans that meet the Every Student Succeeds Act's requirements, but DeVos seems more inclined to give states a lot of leeway.

September 14, 2017

Democratic Bill Aims to Make Child Care More Accessible, Beef Up Early Learning

Among other provisions, the Child Care for Working Families Act would ensure that families making less than 150 percent of a state's median income would not pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care.

August 08, 2017

Democrats Blast Betsy DeVos for Her Department's 'Hostility' to Civil Rights

DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.

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.

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.

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