President Donald Trump told a White House gathering that virtual learning is "not as good as being there" and said Democrats have made negotiations over virus aid for schools difficult.
Tensions are boiling over in some states as leaders spar with district administrators over who decides when to reopen school buildings and whether to keep them closed.
A controversial federal rule on how schools should respond to claims of sexual assault and harassment appears set to take effect Friday.
Although Harris clashed with Biden over his record on school desegregation, some of her education proposals might dovetail well with his.
Child advocacy groups have warned that an abbreviated Census schedule threatens to jeopardize the accuracy of the count, which is crucial for schools.
A judge refused to halt a new rule on responding to sexual harassment and assault in schools that is set to take effect Friday. But it faces additional legal challenges.
The new U.S. Department of Education guidance creates a federal process for individuals and organizations to file complaints under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The Education Department's request for a new data collection focuses on waivers from the Every Student Succeeds Act and how schools are using federal coronavirus relief.
One billion students worldwide are not in school because of the pandemic, portending severe and long-lasting negative effects.
The study could strengthen the argument of those who back the role of money in boosting academic outcomes and raise caution flags for lawmakers considering which districts to cut from.