Thanks to the midterm elections, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., is set to take over the House education committee, and civil rights groups have a significant list of demands.
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December 13, 2018
December 04, 2018
In addition to increasing funding for a Department of Justice policing program, the House lawmakers' bill would set aside a share of the department's grants for school resource officer pay and benefits.
November 25, 2018
Federal lawmakers had a big menu of issues to tackle, like DACA, student-data privacy, and higher education, during this Congress. But the list of accomplishments may fall short of what many sought or expected.
November 13, 2018
Restraint and seclusion is controversial in the special education community; one in 100 students with special needs was restrained or secluded in the 2013-14 school year, according to federal data.
November 07, 2018
With newly empowered Democrats in charge of the House education committee, expect the education secretary to testify more on Capitol Hill as she and other Trump education officials go under the microscope.
November 05, 2018
Republicans will breathe a sigh of relief if they keep the House, but it may not mean big changes for education policy, given the lack of momentum over the past years on issues like data privacy and DACA.
November 01, 2018
The impact of the killings of students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School could extend into the tight Florida contest that will help decide control of the U.S. Senate.
October 23, 2018
Congress recently passed a law that will help schools and communities cope with some of the challenges of educating children from families grappling with opioid addiction.
October 10, 2018
Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Patty Murray of Washington state highlight concerns about virtual charters' academic outcomes and management practices.
October 03, 2018
The grants were awarded under the STOP School Violence Act, which was passed by Congress soon after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead.