The Democrats' legislation would authorize $120 million in grants for "voluntary community-driven strategies" to increase diversity in education.
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September 06, 2018
September 04, 2018
Fred Guttenberg, a gun control advocate and the father of a student slain at a Florida high school, shook up Brett Kavanaugh's Senate hearing when he tried to shake the Supreme Court nominee's hand.
August 22, 2018
Two senators are using the NBA superstar's new school as an inspiration for new legislation, formally called the Full-Service Community Schools in Distressed Communities Act.
August 21, 2018
As Democrats seek to catch a "blue wave" and take control of the House of Representatives in November, education isn't getting much play in campaign ads.
August 07, 2018
Senate Democrats rebuked a move by the Trump administration to withdraw Obama-era guidance designed to encourage diversity in K-12 and higher education.
July 31, 2018
More STEM teachers, more teachers for rural schools, and more district partnerships with higher education. Those are key ingredients in the Virginia senator's plan to address educator shortages.
July 30, 2018
Legislation from one of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics in Congress is taking aim at how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is handling civil rights issues.
July 26, 2018
Advocates for integration decried a recent move by the Trump administration to roll back racial diversity guidance, but praised efforts in Congress to promote the issue.
July 25, 2018
Momentum behind reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act has grown in recent weeks, after a lobbying effort by the Trump administration on Capitol Hill.
July 24, 2018
The Democrats announced that their legislation would be a "sweeping reauthorization" of the nation's Higher Education Act. So what's in the bill?