Latest Education policy News

Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race

Jun. 15, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake. Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle admits making the remarks that...

AP analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

May. 16, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state...

District move to keep white students cites 'racial balance'

Apr. 27, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

An Ohio school district with a growing proportion of minority students says it will stop allowing white students to attend a neighboring district through open enrollment and take public funding with them because it wants to avoid becoming segregated. The Liberty Local Schools board just north of Youngstown...

More than money: School vouchers also irk Arizona teachers

Apr. 27, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona leaders dealing with an unprecedented teacher strike are paying the political price for long-festering resentment among many public school teachers who say they are fed up with lagging salaries and what they see as an equally dangerous attack on their profession: school vouchers....