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.
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February 26, 2018
February 22, 2018
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
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
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee and ex-Massachusetts governor has said and done plenty when it comes to public schools.
February 09, 2018
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
Congress is still wrestling with a basic question: How to use educational data to improve schools, without further jeopardizing student privacy?
January 25, 2018
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
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
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.