The Justice in Policing Act of 2020, which Democrats unveiled Monday, would require the development of new standards for school resource officers and juvenile justice.
Pennsylvania's rejection of a formal complaint from the state Catholic Conference over COVID aid and private school students highlights a messy dispute taking place in many states.
Inadequate monitoring and a lack of qualified staff left the bureau unable to ensure that thousands of special education students received the services they were due under federal law, a Government Accountability Office reports finds.
Districts that have instituted their own local sales tax will be hit especially hard during this next recession when state revenue plunges.
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia sued U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over her rules on how schools should address sexual assault and harassment under Title IX.
The Government Accountability Office estimates that 41 percent of school districts need HVAC upgrades or repair in at least half their schools, which are preparing to reopen after months of COVID-19 shutdowns.
"Without significant federal support, our states will struggle to support their public schools, and our students will feel the brunt of the result," the lawmakers said their pitch for additional K-12 aid.
The two national teachers' unions have joined an effort to get Congress to change police practices after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black people at the hands of law enforcement.
School police have acquired powerful rifles, mine-resistant vehicles, and grenade launchers through a federal program that provides military equipment to local law enforcement.
The state's decision indicates that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' push on COVID-19 and private school students is having an affect.