A judge's ruling in Puerto Rico limits the scope of who can operate new schools similar to charters, in a decision that would limit the ability of operators from the U.S. mainland to open the independent schools on the island.
The administration rescinded guidance that emphasized permissible ways for schools and colleges to take race into account to promote student diversity.
Oklahoma is the forty-seventh state to get the federal seal of approval for its plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. That leaves just three states waiting: California, Florida, and Utah.
Puerto Rico is the first district to take advantage of the Every Student Succeeds Act's weighted student-funding pilot.
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.