It's hard for a cabinet secretary, or anyone who isn't in a real school building day after day, to make practical recommendations about school safety, educators and advocates say.
A change in the once-a-decade U.S. Census announced this week by the Trump administration highlights the role census information plays into education funding in Washington and elsewhere.
The Center for American Progress, a left-leaning thing tank, says progressives should help all teachers make at least $50,000 annually, call for universal free breakfast and lunch, move to a 9-to-5 school day, and more.
Some education advocates worry the White House school safety commission is just a way to stall meaningful gun control and school safety measures.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate education committee, told the Associated Press he is "not a big fan" of giving teachers firearms to protect their schools.
We take a look at what the student activists behind the March For Our Lives protests are doing to get the policies they want.
For those keeping score at home, DeVos has now approved ESSA plans for 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is frustrated with Congress and it appears to be mutual. But she's hardly the first secretary to clash with lawmakers in her own party.
Education advocates are dismayed that the commission is made up of only cabinet secretaries.
President Donald Trump signed into law spending legislation that provides a significant funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education.