January 2019 Archives

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.

Thousands of parents, educators, sexual assault victims, and others tell the education secretary and her team they have big concerns about the proposed guidance's impact, including on K-12 schools.

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.

A new effort by the conservative Koch brothers' philanthropic network seeks to expand its K-12 work by promoting new models of education and helping teachers. But it faces political challenges.

Obviously, $5.7 billion is a lot of money for pretty much anybody. But what could it buy at the Education Department? We're glad you asked.

Attention state officials: Are you looking for a piece of the federal $378 million state assessment grant program? Applications became available Monday, the U.S. Department of Education announced

So far, Trump hasn't gotten much of what he wanted out of Congress when it comes to education.

In her prepared remarks to the National School Boards Association, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also stressed that the Trump administration's school safety commission report was a guide, not a mandate.

The guidance from DeVos addresses a part of federal law that requires federal education money be used to supplement state and local funding, not supplant it.

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.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made those remarks at a Heritage Foundation event. But some choice proposals have met resistance from congressional Republicans and conservative organizations, including Heritage.

Should schools named after men like Strom Thurmond and schools named for Confederates like Robert E. Lee be lumped together? What does a school name signal to students? We explore these and other questions in a new reporting project.

Almost every state is rating schools in part on student growth in test-scores under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But that doesn't look the same everywhere, according to a new report.

Carlos Muñiz, who has been heading up the general counsel's office at the U.S. Department of Education, has been appointed to the Florida Supreme Court.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who has spoken about the link between education and public safety, announced Monday that she's joining the crowded Democratic presidential field

At an event aimed at encouraging youth entrepreneurship, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said schools need to do a better job of helping children explore different types of careers.

Lots of people think geography and family background shouldn't determine a child's education or opportunities. So what's the best way to make sure ZIP codes aren't destiny?

The junior senator from New York, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is a big fan of computer science and career and technical education. Gillibrand also voted for the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015.

Democratic presidential candidates and potential contenders are rushing to embrace the Unified Teachers of Los Angles in their fight for more resources for their classrooms.

Pence will be teaching twice a week at the Immanuel Christian School, in Springfield, Va., a private, faith-based school. She'll be on the job at least through May.

Just before Christmas, federal lawmakers sent President Donald Trump the Foundations for Evidenced-Based Policymaking Act of 2017, which aims to improve how federal data is used, shared, and protected.

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

If the federal government shutdown drags on, states could find themselves in a tight spot when it comes to benefits for poor families and child-care funding.

Julian Castro, who helped broaden access to pre-kindergarten as mayor of San Antonio, announced last week that he's seeking the Democratic nomination for president.

Puerto Rico's education secretary warned that if President Donald Trump diverts disaster-recovery funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, she doesn't have other money to conduct school repairs.

Groups including the American Federation of Teachers, Children's Defense Fund, and the NAACP urged the Trump administration to address "racial discrimination in school discipline."

Many teachers may have lost faith in the system, but they haven't lost hope. In a new piece for the "Big Ideas" edition, we look at where this lack of trust comes from.

States no longer have a specific deadline for getting information required by the Every Student Succeeds Act released to the public.

Sen. Lamar Alexander says his negotiations with President Barack Obama to get the Every Student Succeeds Act done provide a good guide for ending the stalemate.

The Heritage Foundation says current federal programs supporting things like after-school centers don't work and their funding should be redirected for education savings accounts.

Inslee has consistently pushed for more education funding in Washington state to pay for things like teacher raises, all-day kindergarten, and early child care.

The Massachusetts Democratic senator was an outspoken opponent of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' confirmation, and has even started a "DeVos Watch" section of her website.

It's 2019, and we'll be watching these big education stories in the new year involving the Trump administration, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and more.

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