The House passes legislation to make it easier for more students to access meals amid spread of COVID-19, and up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for many workers if a child's school has been closed.
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March 14, 2020
March 05, 2020
As communities around the country record new cases of coronavirus, schools are grappling with tough questions about how to respond, senators told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.
March 04, 2020
Among several new mandates, the COAT Act from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., would require charter-management organizations to hold "publicly disclosed and publicly accessible meetings."
March 03, 2020
In the face of the coronavirus, schools might need to change how they operate but should also resist significantly disrupting the lives of students and educators, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official tells U.S. senators.
February 25, 2020
Lawmakers' concerns come as the Trump administration seeks to boost private school choice programs through a federal tax credit.
January 30, 2020
Jamaal Bowman, who was a principal at a Bronx school for roughly a decade and has also worked as a teacher and guidance counselor, is challenging Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., for his congressional seat.
January 23, 2020
Despite all the flak they catch from many Democrats for their education positions, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., both received A grades for the first session of this Congress on the Nation Education Association's report card.
January 06, 2020
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.
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.