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September 08, 2017

Congressmen Target 'Relic of Ugly History' in Education Spending Bill

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to strike language that bars school districts from using federal funds to cover the transportation costs of desegregation.

September 07, 2017

Trump School Choice Proposals, K-12 Cuts Again Rebuffed by Senators

Senators poured more cold water on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' vision of a big new investment in school choice, and rejected proposed K-12 cuts.

September 05, 2017

Here's Where School Choice Bills Stand as Congress Restarts

School choice programs the Trump administration wants in next year's budget haven't gotten traction, at least with House lawmakers. But those aren't the only choice plans Congress has before it.

August 21, 2017

Democrats Press Trump Administration on Plans for Affirmative Action

In a letter, top Democrats in Congress on education and justice seek answers on how the administration plans to proceed when it comes to race-based college admissions.

August 21, 2017

What's at Stake for Schools in the Debt Ceiling Debate

What does a potential game of chicken over raising the federal debt ceiling mean for education? There are a host of politically complicated issues attached to the nation's borrowing limit.

August 08, 2017

Democrats Blast Betsy DeVos for Her Department's 'Hostility' to Civil Rights

DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.

August 07, 2017

Five Big Things at Stake for Educators in GOP's Quest for Tax Reform

Republicans in Congress want to get a major tax-reform package done, and if they're successful, it could have big ramifications for teachers and state and local school funding across the country.

August 03, 2017

Congress Set to Decide if Children Can Be Locked Up for Skipping School

The bipartisan legislation also puts a greater emphasis on screening and treatment for those with mental health issues, as well as retaining educational records of young people in detention centers.

July 28, 2017

Top Democrats to Betsy DeVos: Your New Plan for ESSA Review Violates the Law

Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that her department's plan for phone calls prior to written feedback is problematic.

July 28, 2017

Early-Childhood Education Fan Rep. John Delaney Running for President

Rep. John Delaney is the author of the "Early Learning Act" that is designed to help states move towards universal pre-kindergarten.

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