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Asked about a debate exchange on busing and school integration, President Donald Trump suggested that he would release a new plan on the issue soon, but provided few details.


Philanthropic groups backed by billionaire activist Charles Koch have announced a new political organization and support for an education incubator inspired by Silicon Valley.


School segregation has been thrust to the center of the 2020 Democratic primary, and the recent exchange between Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden touched on a host of sensitive, decades-old issues.


An exchange between two of the top-tier candidates for president highlighted how segregation in education could prove to be a potent issue in the Democratic Party's 2020 primary.


Wisconsin is one of a handful of states where how much schools will get this fall is still being debated in the state capitol.


The 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., sparked conversations about gun laws at the Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night. Candidates praised youth activism that started days after that attack and noted that gun violence isn't limited to school shootings.


In a radio interview, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that while Trump has backed her school choice efforts, "Education has clearly not been at the top of his list of priorities to address directly."


Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, participated in an American Federation of Teachers town hall in Miami as part of the union's ongoing public forums featuring 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.


A report from UCLA examined whether state lawmakers addressed education issues in a systemic or targeted way.


Relying on newly available data under ESSA, a local advocacy group found several districts that spend more money on wealthy students than poor students, despite the state's intentions.


The vetting document, which was first published by Axios, included information about her support for the Common Core State Standards and her backing of other presidential candidates in 2016.


On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?


In addressing how federal money for disadvantaged students should supplement state and local aid, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has used a lighter touch than her predecessors in the Obama administration.


A tweet from the former president about education's role in addressing inequality and lack of opportunities drew split reactions and a chance to review his record and where K-12 stands in the political sphere.


The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of a sweeping education omnibus bill, which would allow the state's first charter schools.


Teachers' unions and school advocacy groups have applauded the House spending bill for the U.S. Department of Education. But there's a long way to go before final funding figures are set for key K-12 programs.


The Democratic presidential candidate's plan for her first 100 days as president if elected puts a heavy focus on executive actions, including many related to students' civil rights.


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf declared in his veto statement: "We have public schools that are structurally deteriorating, contaminated by lead, and staffed by teachers who are not appropriately paid and overstretched in their responsibilities."


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.


Harvard College decided recently to revoke its admission of conservative Parkland student activist Kyle Kashuv after it discovered he once used racial slurs in online messages, he said.


States frequently and successfully flexed their muscles when negotiating with the Education Department on Every Student Succeeds Act plans, but that might not mean what many assume about the law, a study finds.


While the court said the state is moving in the right direction, it also said it doesn't feel comfortable closing a funding lawsuit and wants to make sure the state keeps up with the costs of inflation.


Viral stories about school lunch debt have given the 2020 Democratic candidates an opportunity to link an issue that resonates with regular people to their policy proposals.


Hundreds of districts are still climbing out of the recession but many more may decide to boost teachers' pay, pay down debt or address deferred maintenance costs.


Several states this year sought to replace their funding formulas, a monumental fiscal and political feat, but only a handful of legislatures have been able to get proposals to their governors' desks.


Charter schools are playing a notable role in remarks about education from candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Yet it's not clear what if any role they'll have in important states like Iowa and New Hampshire.


A look at the two major political parties' platforms since the first charter school law was passed shows how Democrats' positions on school choice have evolved, including increased calls for accountability.


Democratic candidates are quick to denounce vouchers and private school choice. Yet many went to private schools or have sent their kids there. How much should that matter to voters?


The new response unit will be dedicated full-time to helping schools recover from things like hurricanes and wildfires, Assistant Secretary of Education Frank Brogan told a House education subcommittee.


Months after a teacher strike in Los Angeles, voters defeated a measure that would have put millions of dollars into the city's school system.


The House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would provide protections for 2.5 million people, including undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.


Legislation in the Mountaineer State would pack a one-two punch of permitting charter schools and banning teacher strikes. But ultimate success or failure and impact on local schools, remain unclear.


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