U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issues guidance addressing student data privacy, testing schedules, students with disabilities, and accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

"We have a responsibility to save lives," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Twitter. "We could have waited to close schools, but based on advice from health experts, this is the time to do it."

Members of Congress have introduced bills designed to ensure that students who rely on federally subsidized meals can still receive them amid school closures related to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

The eventual Democratic presidential nominee should commit to selecting a woman as his running mate, says a letter signed by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and other prominent women this week.

A measure now before Virginia's governor would let teachers bargain with local boards over wages and working conditions if a local board authorizes it.

As communities around the country record new cases of coronavirus, schools are grappling with tough questions about how to respond, senators told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.

Coronavirus-related harassment and other mistreatment of students based on racial or ethnic stereotypes is "never justified," Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth L. Marcus told schools in a letter.

The U.S. Department of Education has reversed course and will not change how it distributes money under the Rural Education Achievement Program, following concerns by more than 20 U.S. senators about loss of funding because of the change.

What would a new Democratic administration mean for education? We're getting a clearer idea as former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders emerge as top contenders for the nomination.

Among several new mandates, the COAT Act from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., would require charter-management organizations to hold "publicly disclosed and publicly accessible meetings."

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