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The organizations argue that asking a question about citizenship will disaude people in immigrant communities from responding to the census, potentially leaving their schools with fewer resources


President Donald Trump reversed himself on a budget proposal to cut nearly $18 million in federal funding for the Special Olympics.


This is the third year that the Trump administration has proposed big K-12 cuts. And, for two years, lawmakers rejected them, even Republicans controlled both houses of Congress.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said schools serving large shares of low-income students are in particular need of improvements.


States are supposed to wait for the federal OK before they implement changes to their ESSA plans. But what happens if they jump the gun, as it appears New Mexico may have?


Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced off with House Democrats at a hearing where lawmakers pressed her on school choice, the president's proposed K-12 funding cuts, and more.


States and districts are starting to flag schools where subgroups of students are underperforming under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But advocates are concerned that they might miss some schools that need serious help because of the way their ESSA plans are designed.


Under the plan, states would work with the federal government to gradually give teachers a pay raise, with a special emphasis on high-needs schools, the Harris campaign says.


Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., made her first policy pitch on the campaign trail Saturday: A new federal program to boost teacher pay.


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.


House Democrats, who took control of their chamber at the start of this year, will be eager to grill Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about the president's proposal to cut her budget, and more.


The union, which went for Hillary Clinton early in the 2016 presidential campaign cycle to the chagrin of many members, has outlined an endorsement process that will feature "deep engagement and honest conversation before any decision can be made."


More than half the leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination don't bother to include anything about education in the "issues" section of their websites


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.


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."


"Students need to be considered on their merit. And this plays into the narrative about things just not being fair for everyone," DeVos said in an interview on Fox News.


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her team argue that the provision that bars religious organizations from serving as contractors to provide services for eligible low-income students runs counter to a Supreme Court decision.


The programs Trump wants to eliminate in fiscal 2020 deal with literacy, the Special Olympics, Impact Aid, and arts education, among others, for savings of $6.7 billion.


The president's 2020 spending plan would eliminate 29 programs, but separately would set aside $5 billion for K-12 scholarships funded by tax credits.


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


Will the president again seek education spending cuts? Will a big merger idea from last summer get revived? How will Congress react? Those are a few questions heading into fiscal 2020.


Jim Blew, an assistant secretary under Betsy DeVos, said he doesn't expect the legislation creating the scholarships to pass "next month." But he's hoping it will gather bipartisan support.


Senators Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, and Tim Scott want more options for children in families connected to the military, but a similar proposal failed to advance last year.


Will U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team let a state go in an entirely new direction, as long as what it's proposing to do is still kosher under the law?


The American Federation of Teachers announced the "Fund Our Future" initiative to push for more school spending for several programs both at the federal and state levels.


Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who helped initiate a shakeup of Denver Public Schools, has announced that he's running for president as a Democrat in 2020.


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