New DeVos rule shifts resources from public to private schools

The U.S. Department of Education is requesting comments on an interim final rule that is diverting COVID-19 relief funding from high-poverty public schools to private schools, contrary to congressional intent. “Make no mistake about it,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “DeVos continues to use the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis to push her extreme

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Education won in these recent elections across the U.S.

By Amanda Menas Educators across the country have been working tirelessly to keep public education a top priority issue in local and national elections in 2020. After more than a decade of deep education cuts and lagging teacher salaries, signs of a renewed commitment to public schools are evident in recent election outcomes. Even when


All students must be able to do schoolwork at home

The decision of many large school districts to continue remote learning this fall underscores the longstanding and urgent need to narrow the digital divide and close the “homework gap”—the inability to do schoolwork at home due to lack of internet access. Nationwide, as many as 16 million students are affected—nearly 1 in 3—and they hail


McConnell’s coronavirus bill to be unveiled this week

Two months after the House took bold action and passed the HEROES Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is finally expected to reveal his vision for the next coronavirus bill. Initial indications are that it will provide insufficient support for education and contain multiple poison pills, including a renewed push for vouchers. In short,