Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, who made college-debt a centerpiece of his ultimately unsuccessful 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, announced that he's running for president, again.

Ten years ago this week, then-President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which included education funding that amounts to almost double the U.S. Department of Education's budget.

As governor of Massachusetts, Weld signed the state's landmark Education Reform Act, which sought to bolster standards and accountability while providing a substantial boost to public schools spending

The nonprofit group Education Leads Home analyzed data from 26 states and found that 64 percent of homeless students graduate from high school, compared to a national average of 77.6 percent for low-income students, and 84.1 percent for all students.

The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday sought to clear up confusion about school privacy laws by releasing a new frequently-asked-questions document that puts previous guidance and technical help on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act all in one place.

Democrats and their witnesses stressed the need for more funding for teacher salary increases and school infrastructures, but Republicans were skeptical this approach would help students.

In a campaign rally for his father, the president's eldest son told young conservatives to "Keep up that fight. Bring it to your schools. ... You can think for yourselves. They can't.

The senior senator from Minnesota, a Democrat, has also highlighted special education and youth voter registration during her time on Capitol Hill.

Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren have taken positions in the past about issues such as school choice and criminal justice that might not match up neatly with many Democratic primary voters' preferences.

The president's plea to Congress in his State of the Union address was devoid of details, Which means that if Congress even sneezes in the direction of choice, Trump and his team may be able to claim victory.

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