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November 07, 2020

How a GOP-Controlled Senate Could Affect Biden's Pick for Education Secretary

If the GOP holds the Senate, Biden might face pressure to shift his preferences when nominating Betsy DeVos' successor.

October 01, 2020

How Betsy DeVos' Teacher Grants Boost Donald Trump's Economic Agenda

The teacher and principal grants also highlight how presidential administrations can make their mark on education funding in various ways.

August 27, 2020

DeVos Appoints New Leader of African-American Education Initiative

Terris Todd, a former teacher and school administrator in the Battle Creek, Mich., schools, is the ethnic vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

August 24, 2020

At RNC, Teachers' Unions Accused of Turning Schools Into 'War Zones'

Speakers on the opening night of the 2020 Republican National Convention slammed teachers' unions for hurting children, criticized what they called discipline policies that made schools more dangerous, and talked up school choice.

June 17, 2020

What Republicans' Policing Bill Says About Education

Senate Republicans' police reform bill would create a federal commission to study racial disparities in education and a range of other areas.

June 12, 2020

Restart In-Person Classes or Lose Federal Aid, Two Lawmakers Say in Messaging Bill

The Reopen Our Schools Act may not go anywhere in Congress, but it does drive home a broader political message about the pandemic and resuming traditional classes.

October 23, 2019

Senator's Anti-Violence Bill Backs Active-Shooter Training, School Internet Monitoring

A Republican U.S. senator has introduced legislation to address mass violence that address how schools use the internet and active-shooter drills, among other issues.

September 19, 2019

How Democrats and the GOP in Congress Compare on Education Funding

This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.

August 20, 2019

Public Support for Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools Grows, Survey Says

The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.

June 17, 2019

Congressman Who Sought to Scrap Education Dept. Wants End to Gun-Free School Zones Act

The Gun-Free School Zones Act was championed by 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden, but a Kentucky Republican says it too often leaves children vulnerable.

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