"President Trump is committed to reducing the federal footprint in education, and that is reflected in this budget," Secretary of Education DeVos told members of a key House subcommittee.
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March 20, 2018
March 18, 2018
On Tuesday morning, DeVos will pitch the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education to the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal money for K-12.
March 14, 2018
The bill passed the House exactly one month after 17 students and staff were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
March 14, 2018
Republicans tended to focus on what law enforcement and schools could have done to prevent the shooting in Florida last month, while Democrats pushed for more-restrictive gun laws.
March 13, 2018
Congress should give more money to an Every Student Succeeds Act program that would help pay for more counselors, trauma-informed classroom management, and mental-health services for schools, Democratic senators said
March 12, 2018
In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month, it's clear the GOP majorities in Congress want to focus on school-safety initiatives, not gun control.
March 07, 2018
Democrats in Congress heard from students, parents and others who have been impacted by gun violence and who are urging Congress to pass gun-control measures.
March 06, 2018
The chairman of the Senate education committee said he would introduce legislation to allow schools to hire more counselors, improve infrastructure, and fund violence-prevention programs.
March 05, 2018
The 2018 elections could lead to at least one chamber of Congress changing hands, but that doesn't mean many lawmakers with oversight of education policy are in danger of losing their jobs.
February 28, 2018
President Donald Trump again lobbied for increased school security measures, including armed staff, in a meeting with congressional lawmakers from both parties on Wednesday.