In an interview with Education Week, the Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., mayor spoke about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, teacher pay, charter schools, and the federal role in education.
As talk of a possible economic slump begins to gain steam, experts say another downturn probably wouldn't play out the same way for schools as the Great Recession did.
While many district administrators remain skeptical about the reliability of school-level finance data, a recent NCES report says a pilot project returned promising data.
"There's no magic wand. There's no magic bullets. There's a lot of hard work," one expert told us about states attempting to take over schools and districts.
In a letter to a key U.S. senator, the organizations say that trying to address mass violence by focusing on mental health issues fails to get at the root causes of mass shootings.
The plan envisions major gun-reform legislative and executive policy changes, and would hinge on building young people's capacity and appetite for civic engagement and voting.
The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.
The president of Puerto Rico's teachers' union said her decision to step down was not connected to questions about her husband's contracts with the U.S. territory's Department of Education.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has become increasingly critical of charter schools this year, and his new proposals for charters would change how they operate and how they are funded.
The pilot was designed to let districts combine funding streams and direct more money to at-risk students. A new report explores why there's been little interest.