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January 15, 2019

Trump Signs Legislation Promoting Evidence-Based Policymaking

Just before Christmas, federal lawmakers sent President Donald Trump the Foundations for Evidenced-Based Policymaking Act of 2017, which aims to improve how federal data is used, shared, and protected.

January 15, 2019

National Teacher of the Year Joins House Education Committee

Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., says she puts a high priority on public education and providing more resources for teachers.

January 06, 2019

Would Some ESSA Magic Help End the Government Shutdown?

Sen. Lamar Alexander says his negotiations with President Barack Obama to get the Every Student Succeeds Act done provide a good guide for ending the stalemate.

January 03, 2019

Spend After-School Aid on School Choice for Military Families, Think Tank Argues

The Heritage Foundation says current federal programs supporting things like after-school centers don't work and their funding should be redirected for education savings accounts.

December 27, 2018

Legislation Seeks Stable Funding For Rural Districts

The Forest Management for Rural Stability Act, would create a permanent fund for the federal Secure Rural Schools Program.

December 26, 2018

Spending, Guns, and That DeVos Interview: 10 Big Federal Policy Stories of 2018

Relive some of our most popular and engaging stories of the year about education spending, teachers, and a certain chat between Betsy DeVos and Lesley Stahl.

December 17, 2018

Sen. Lamar Alexander, Capitol Hill's Top Republican on Education, Won't Run in 2020

In addition to serving as the chairman of the Senate education committee, Alexander previously served as secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, as well as governor of Tennessee. He was a chief architect of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

December 16, 2018

End Head Start, School Lunch Programs to Cut Deficit? Federal Report Probes Options

The Congressional Budget Office's "Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028" looks at the savings from shrinking or eliminating a variety of programs, including many focused on children.

December 14, 2018

Senate Education Committee Signs Rookie Free Agent, Loses ESSA Veteran

Democratic Senator-elect Jacky Rosen will join the committee next Congress, while Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will leave it.

December 13, 2018

Juvenile-Justice Bill Passed by Congress Addresses Academic Records, Credits

The Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 also requires information on how many children come into contact with the juvenile-justice system through school-related incidents.

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