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.
Wisconsin superintendents overseeing financially-strapped rural school districts say if Palmyra-Eagle successfully dissolves its district, they will follow suit.
Federal education spending has far-reaching consequences beyond just the programs it supports, but districts often don't exercise freedom they have over the money, a new report says.
Seven Democratic candidates for president promised to dramatically boost funding for public schools, as well as change the federal government's role in education, speaking at a public forum on Pittsburgh on Saturday.