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May 07, 2019

Democrats Seek to Cut $40 Million From Federal Aid to Charter Schools

Charter schools would take a nearly 10 percent cut in the House appropriations bill, a sign that disdain for charter schools has grown as a political force among Democrats.

May 01, 2019

Here's How Education Budget Plans From Trump and House Democrats Stack Up

We now have two pretty different visions, one from Donald Trump and one from House Democrats, for what federal education spending should look like for fiscal 2020.

April 29, 2019

Defying Trump, Democrats Propose $4.4 Billion Boost for Education Spending

A draft bill released by House Democrats seeks notable increases for educators' professional development, English-language learner programs, social-emotional learning, and more.

April 29, 2019

Pelosi, Schumer Pitch for Infrastructure Spending Includes Schools

For some time, Washington observers have thought Democrats and Trump might team up to push through an infrastructure spending bill. But so far, it hasn't materialized.

March 24, 2019

Elizabeth Warren: 'It Would Be Pretty Fabulous' to Have a Teacher in the White House

A stump speech, the Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate offered a preview of how 2020 Democratic campaign hopefuls might address K-12 education by mentioning school spending and teachers unions.

March 19, 2019

Reward Public Service With Free College, Says White House Hopeful Gillibrand

During a televised town hall, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said an incentive to volunteer for teenagers would create a "pipeline" of public service and make higher education more accessible.

March 14, 2019

White House Hopeful Beto O'Rourke Has Criticized 'Arbitrary, High-Stakes' Tests

The former congressman from Texas who ran unsuccessfully for the Senate also opposes vouchers and says educators should be allowed "to teach to the child and not to the test."

March 11, 2019

The Education Reform Movement Is as Liberal as Hollywood, This Study Says

An analysis of political donations from staffers at dozens of education groups reveals a monoculture unhealthy for their movement, two researchers say.

February 26, 2019

$100 Billion Plan to Repair, Upgrade Schools Passes Key Committee

Democrats are hoping to capitalize on interest in repairing and upgrading school facilities by moving the bill along quickly, but it still faces a difficult path ahead.

February 26, 2019

Child-Care, Early-Learning Bill Gets Backing From Democrats Seeking White House

Proposals to expand services providing child care and early learning could be a popular go-to for Democrats as the presidential primary campaign heats up.

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