Federal Biden Calls for $130 Billion in New K-12 Relief, Scaled Up Testing, Vaccination Efforts
President-elect Joe Biden proposed new aid for schools as part of a broader COVID-19 relief plan, which will require congressional approval.
Federal Opinion How the Biden Administration Can Restore Civil Rights in Ed. Policy
Reversing Trump administration cuts to civil rights protections should be a top priority for President-elect Joe Biden, write five researchers.
Law & Courts Supreme Court Tosses Challenge to Exclusion of Undocumented Immigrants From Census
The challenge to President Donald Trump's effort is being watched by educators concerned about its impact on federal funding.
Accountability State Schools Chiefs Push Biden for Wiggle Room on Accountability During Pandemic
State schools chiefs say it's necessary to change how they use scores from mandated annual tests during the unprecedented disruption created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Federal Q&A Q&A: Sen. Patty Murray on the Next Education Secretary, COVID-19 Relief, and ESSA
The Washington senator is the top Democrat on the education committee and poised to be chairwoman if her party takes Senate control.
Federal Joe Biden's Election as President Tees Up Massive Shifts for K-12 Policy
The Democrat’s victory could reverse Trump-era positions on COVID-19 and civil rights, and will cost Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' job.
Federal K-12 Election Watch: 7 Big Questions for Schools and Education
From pandemic policies and federal aid to local school board races and the youth vote, here’s a look at things that matter for K-12 on Election Day 2020.
Student Well-Being Casting Their First Ballots, Teen Voters Confront Pandemic's Barriers
From registration to balloting, COVID-19's disruption is adding friction for young people casting their first votes. Some are helping others navigate the process.
States Why Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Schools May Not Be the 'Game Changer' Some Officials Hope For
The new test kits, public health experts stress, can help drive down transmission in school buildings. But mask wearing and physical distancing must continue.
Law & Courts Education and the Supreme Court: What to Watch for in the New Term
Cases involving religious freedom vs. anti-discrimination as well as Obamacare already are on the docket, and disputes dealing with union rights and other issues are knocking at the door.
Federal Districts Feel the Pain From Standoff Over COVID-19 Aid
More layoffs and damaging cuts loom as districts move deeper into the school year with their budgets depleting and Congress stalemated over emergency relief.