President Donald Trump signed into law spending legislation that provides a significant funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education.
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March 23, 2018
March 21, 2018
The omnibus spending bill rejects the Trump administration's request to eliminate funding for educator development and after-school programs. It rejects virtually all of the administration's school choice proposals.
February 28, 2018
President Donald Trump again lobbied for increased school security measures, including armed staff, in a meeting with congressional lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday.
February 28, 2018
Although some states already allow educators to carry firearms at school, there are a host of issues for policymakers who might want to take up President Donald Trump on his push to arm teachers.
February 23, 2018
President Donald Trump repeated his proposal to arm well-trained school staff to intervene in the event of a mass school shooting, earning roaring applause in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
February 22, 2018
President Donald Trump also wants to make federal money available to provide school staff with "additional training" to use firearms properly.
February 21, 2018
President Donald Trump's comments came at a White House meeting where he heard the heartbreaking stories of school shooting survivors and of parents who have lost children in school massacres.
February 15, 2018
In a televised address, President Donald Trump said he would work with state and local leaders to "tackle the difficult issue of mental health" after Wednesday's deadly shooting at a Florida school.
February 13, 2018
Once again, the Trump administration has made expanded school choice the signature initiative in its education budget proposal. But the details in the fiscal 2019 spending blueprint deserve some clarification.
February 12, 2018
The president wants $1 billion for new public and private school choice programs, but also wants to eliminate Title II and after-school programs, in his fiscal 2019 budget pitch.