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March 26, 2019
Three misleading claims Betsy DeVos made before Congress
As DeVos restated her positions on school choice initiatives and skepticism of spending more money on education, she also reprised a number of misleading claims.
charters on the hill
June 13, 2018
Virtual schools, open records, and claims about research — highlights from Congress’s look at charter schools
Charter schools got some extra attention in Washington, D.C. today in the form of a U.S. House hearing.
June 5, 2018
Asked again about school staff referring students to ICE, DeVos says ‘I don’t think they can’
Pressed to clarify her stance, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos initially avoided giving a clear answer.
classroom to congress
May 24, 2018
Can Ms. Hayes go to Washington? A national teacher of the year explains why she’s running for Congress
Jahana Hayes thinks what Washington, D.C. needs is a schoolteacher — one of the nation’s top teachers, in fact.
January 17, 2018
Children’s Health Insurance Program is on the brink. Here’s why that matters for education
The fate of the Children’s Health Insurance Program is in Congress’s hands — and children’s education, not just their health, may be at stake.
November 16, 2017
As school districts push for integration, decades-old federal rule could thwart them
Districts across the country want to use federal money for school buses to help with desegregation, but an old spending restriction could get in the way.
Building a platform
July 1, 2016
Espaillat is poised to take over Rangel’s House seat. Here’s what he’s promising on education
“Every parent who wants to send their child to a dual language program should have that option," Espaillat said.
September 8, 2008
Call Congress, keep kids connected
Don’t want to wait until November to take a political stand? Besides voting in your local primary tomorrow, consider calling your Member of Congress.
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