Idaho became the first state in the country to prohibit transgender girls from participating in girls' school sports after Gov. Brad Little, a Republican, signed the "Fairness in Women's Sports Act" into law Tuesday.
Biden's campaign announced March 31 that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate backs two local attempts to raise more tax revenue for schools.
Some state leaders fear cuts so deep next fiscal year that they're scrapping new initiatives and K-12 funding now.
Amid coronavirus-related school closures, advocates worry Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may waive requirements of special education law if Congress signs off. Schools say it's difficult to meet some requirements during the pandemic.
The CARES Act includes less aid to help K-12 address coronavirus than the 2009 stimulus provided to schools to cope with the Great Recession. But it has something else many educators might appreciate.
One of the biggest pieces of unfinished business for education groups when it comes to federal help with the coronavirus is connectivity and online learning. But what's the state of play?
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said such grants could help teachers with online learning as well as disadvantaged students in places where school systems have "simply shut down."
President Donald Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus aid package that includes billions to help school budgets, but falls short of what many in the education community say students and educators will need.
It's one of the first philanthropy announcements related specifically to responding to educational concerns that have emerged as schools respond to the coronavirus.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a simple change to make it easier to serve free meals during mass school closures sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.