This Congress is the first in four years to feature divided political control, and it shows in how they've approached U.S. Department of Education spending in 2019.
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September 19, 2019
August 20, 2019
The annual Education Next survey of public attitudes' towards education also affirmed previous polling that there's a divide among Democrats by race over school choice.
June 17, 2019
The Gun-Free School Zones Act was championed by 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden, but a Kentucky Republican says it too often leaves children vulnerable.
June 10, 2019
A look at the two major political parties' platforms since the first charter school law was passed shows how Democrats' positions on school choice have evolved, including increased calls for accountability.
May 16, 2019
"We need meaningful solutions to dismantle racial and socioeconomic segregation in America's schools," said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the author of one of the two bills addressing integration and diversity. Do advocates think her ideas go far enough?
March 07, 2019
Senators Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, and Tim Scott want more options for children in families connected to the military, but a similar proposal failed to advance last year.
December 18, 2017
The biggest change for schools in the GOP tax reform plan involves state and local taxes and could have a significant impact on school funding. Here's how.
December 15, 2017
After extensive negotiations, a congressional conference committee has agreed to a final tax reform bill that could impact state and local funding and teachers' pocketbooks, as well as school choice.
December 01, 2017
A House bill contains significant changes to how high school students apply for federal aid for college, as well as the information about colleges provided by the federal government to prospective students and their families.
November 30, 2017
Several amendments to expand school choice in various ways have yet to gain traction as part of the Senate's bid to overhaul the tax code.