U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says merging the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Labor will help the country's schools catch up to our counterparts in other countries, including some she visited on her recent swing through Europe.
In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and three other cabinet secretaries, congressional Democrats ask how the government is ensuring that these children get required education services.
Democrats in Congress sharply criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week that prohibits public sector unions from collecting "fair share" fees from workers.
The legislation would set Education Department's discretionary budget for fiscal 2019 at nearly $71.6 billion, an increase of $540 million over fiscal 2018 levels.
Commission members heard pleas for more school resource officers and counselors, along with more far-afield ideas like age restrictions for cell phones, at a listening session in Kentucky.
The Senate bill to reauthorize the federal law for career and technical education would give states more power over setting goals. The Trump administration backs the legislation.
The Trump administration has proposed significant cuts to the U.S. Department of Education's budget. But the Senate wants record funding for the agency.
The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve the nomination of Frank Brogan as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education.
The House passed a career and technical education bill last summer, and the Trump administration is pushing for the Senate to do the same.
So do educators and their advocates think this is a good idea or a bad idea? Do they think it would it actually impact what goes on in districts and classrooms? Or would it just be a bureaucratic reshuffle inside the Beltway to them?