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February 26, 2018

These Are School Safety Bills Congress Can Already Vote on After Parkland

After the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school last week, many are wondering what lawmakers, including those on Capitol Hill, will do to address school shootings.

February 22, 2018

District Leaders Warn That Potential Medicaid Changes Could Squeeze Services

Advocates for school superintendents are still warning of serious consequences for schools if lawmakers decide to make certain changes to the health-care program for the poor.

February 20, 2018

Here's What Happened the Last Time Congress Considered School Shootings

Both congressional Democrats and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are on the same page: They both want Capitol Hill to hold hearings on school shootings. What happened the last time Congress did that?

February 16, 2018

Senate Hopeful Mitt Romney May Not Love Trump, But He's Backed Up Betsy DeVos

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and ex-Massachusetts governor has said and done plenty when it comes to public schools.

February 09, 2018

Budget Deal Offers Funding for Disaster-Ravaged Schools, Child Care, But No DACA Fix

The deal includes an increase in domestic spending that will benefit K-12 schools, but it offers no resolution to immigrant students affected by the DACA program.

February 04, 2018

Paul Ryan Said $1.50 More Per Week Is a Big Deal for School Secretaries. Here's the Story the Numbers Tell

A recent tweet from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan highlighted how the new tax code meant $1.50 a week extra for a school secretary. Just what does that mean in context?

January 30, 2018

House Education Panel Debates Student-Data-Privacy

Congress is still wrestling with a basic question: How to use educational data to improve schools, without further jeopardizing student privacy?

January 25, 2018

Report: Trump's DACA Proposal Would Protect 1.8 Million 'Dreamers'

The deal, outlined by White House officials with members of Congress, could shield from deportation those currently covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

January 25, 2018

Trump Likely to Propose Big Changes to Education Research Budget

The Trump administration's budget is likely to combine three significant research programs--the State Longitudinal Data System program, the Regional Educational Laboratory Program, and the Comprehensive Centers--advocates with knowledge of the proposal said.

January 24, 2018

GOP Lawmaker Revives Push to Create New Tax Break for Home Schooling

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., has introduced legislation to allow money in 529 savings plans to be used for home-schooling expenses, a proposal that was stripped out of a late version of the recent tax-code overhaul.

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