American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten endorsed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign Saturday, acting in her personal capacity.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act, a bill that aims to tackle the youth vaping epidemic by banning flavored e-cigarettes favored by teens.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos implied at the Conservative Political Action Conference that President Donald Trump has fulfilled a pledge to "get rid of" the Common Core State Standards. That's not true.
While the education secretary said traditional spending and programs in education had only produced "sad results," Democrats on a House subcommittee sharply criticized the Trump administration's approach to the budget, charter schools, and civil rights.
The Democratic presidential candidate likes to highlight his vote against the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, although his record on the issue of high-stakes standardized testing isn't black and white.
An initiative from the U.S. Department of Education will conduct national reviews to study how K-12 schools and districts are handling sexual assault cases, and attempt to raise public awareness about the issue.
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who oversaw a dramatic expansion of charter schools as New York City's mayor, had only qualified backing for them in Tuesday's primary debate.
At least three states in the last few months have forked over half a million dollars or more for comprehensive studies of their K-12 finance system, a politically fraught process.
The Democratic presidential candidate drew fierce backlash when he praised a decades-old national reading initiative in Cuba. Education Week visited that country's schools in 2003, and found that despite high literacy rates, the system also faced acute challenges.
Lawmakers' concerns come as the Trump administration seeks to boost private school choice programs through a federal tax credit.