News, analysis, and opinion about federal education laws, regulations, and proposals—and their impact
Federal Biden Credits School Shooting Survivors as He Creates Gun Violence Prevention Office
President Biden announced the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, fulfilling a long-time goal of school shooting survivors.
Budget & Finance District Leaders Want More Time to Spend ESSER Funds—and More Money, Too
On Capitol Hill, superintendents pointed to big wins fueled by federal relief aid, from extended learning time to mental health support.
Ed-Tech Policy Proposal to Use E-Rate for Wi-Fi on School Buses and Hotspots Runs Into GOP Opposition
Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers asked the FCC to “rescind this unlawful plan to vastly expand the E-Rate program.”
School Choice & Charters Charter Schools Find Quiet Support in a World Focused on Private School Choice
As Republicans and Democrats fight over private school choice, charter schools are left in the middle.
Privacy & Security Biden Administration Announces Cybersecurity Initiative for K-12 Schools
K-12 schools have become a big target for hackers in recent years and the cyberattacks are more sophisticated than ever.
School Choice & Charters Q&A Here's What's Next for Charter Schools, According to Their Chief Advocate
Nina Rees, head of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, sat down with Education Week to discuss the future of charter schools.
Student Achievement A New Bill Would Pay Student-Teachers to Work as Tutors
The bill is part of a major push for tutoring as an academic recovery strategy as the extent of students' academic slide becomes clear.
School Climate & Safety How Matthew McConaughey Will Make It Easier for Schools to Get Safety Grants
The actor aims to cut the red tape for schools that could benefit from the federal grants, but lack the capacity to apply.
Teaching Profession Pregnant School Employees Now Have More Rights at Work. Here's What to Know
A new federal law strengthens pregnant workers' access to time off or accommodations to do their jobs, with major implications for schools.
Student Well-Being Healthier School Lunches May Have Curbed Childhood Obesity, New Study Finds
Efforts to make school meals healthier—while uneven in their implementation from Obama to Trump to Biden—could be paying off.
School Climate & Safety Lawmakers Call for National Crackdown on Drivers Who Pass Stopped School Buses
A new bill in Congress calls for more data collection on illegal school bus passings, to lay the groundwork for a public awareness campaign.
School Climate & Safety Biden Administration Asks Districts to Investigate Their Discipline Disparities
A new letter marks the latest salvo in a years-long debate over school discipline.
Equity & Diversity Federal Rule on Trans Athletes Is Delayed. Here's What That Means for Schools
The U.S. Department of Education announced it will not release its new Title IX rules until October, a five-month delay.
Teaching Profession Summer Jobs Have Become an (Unwelcome) Tradition for Many Teachers
Many teachers rely on summer as a time to earn much-needed extra income.