A University of Virginia legal scholar argues for a multifaceted push to establishing a federal right to education, arguing that an overemphasis on local control has left many students with inadequate, inequitable educational opportunities.

A new research study, released just a few days before the U.S. military killed a top Iranian military commander and escalated international tensions, looked at connections between sudden national security crises and education policymaking in Washington.

From civics and Twitter to Juul and ESSA, these are the headlines that are extremely unlikely to land in your inbox or on your social media platform of choice in 2020.

A new plan from Democratic presidential candidate and former special educator Elizabeth Warren touches on some glaring issues in special education: graduation disparities, hard-to-access school buildings, and discipline practices that disproportionately affect black, Latino, and Native American students with disabilities.

The bill funding the U.S. Department of Education signed by President Donald Trump marks the third straight time he has unsuccessfully sought to cut the department's overall budget.

Advocates for increased federal funding for special education cheered Thursday when the issue was raised on the Democratic presidential debate stage in Los Angeles.

The cumbersome process of applying for federal student aid will be a bit easier after President Trump signed a bill that simplifies the FAFSA form Thursday.

Over the past three years, states have used policy levers to push virtual schools to increase attendance and completion, and to make funding for them more transparent, according to the Education Commission of the States.

Federal lawmakers have struck a spending deal that would boost funding for the U.S. Department of Education to $72.8 billion, but ignores Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' Education Freedom Scholarship proposal.

The change is included in a compromise spending bill being considered that would provide $72.8 billion for the Education Department, up $1.3 billion from the current level.

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