A new research study, released just a few days before the U.S. military killed a top Iranian military commander and escalated international tensions, looked at connections between sudden national security crises and education policymaking in Washington.
Recently in Congress Category
January 06, 2020
December 17, 2019
Federal lawmakers have struck a spending deal that would boost funding for the U.S. Department of Education to $72.8 billion, but ignores Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' Education Freedom Scholarship proposal.
December 11, 2019
Legislation in the House to alter the federal tax code would double the deduction teachers can take for spending their own money on classroom supplies. But don't assume it will actually cross the finish line.
December 09, 2019
President Donald Trump held White House event to promote school choice and to urge Congress to consider a $5 billion federal tax-credit scholarship program.
December 04, 2019
The proposal to simplify the FAFSA represents possible progress for those hoping that Congress will make it easier for K-12 students to make the transition to higher education
December 02, 2019
Members of a bipartisan Congressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic urged President Trump to follow through his promise to take action to address the spread of youth vaping.
October 23, 2019
A Republican U.S. senator has introduced legislation to address mass violence that address how schools use the internet and active-shooter drills, among other issues.
October 16, 2019
A Trump proposal for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program intended to address fraud has angered Democrats, who worry it could cause many students to lose free school meals.
October 01, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway promoted Education Freedom Scholarships at an event Oct. 1, but didn't sound particularly sanguine about the plan's chances.
September 19, 2019
This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.