What to Expect on Education in 2019


By MICHAEL STRATFORD (@mstratford)

January 2, 2019

Welcome to 2019. As Democrats assume control of the House this week, all eyes in the education world will be on what the new dynamic in Washington will mean for congressional oversight of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration Education Department.

And there’s much more on the horizon for education issues this year — from a sweeping overhaul of federal higher education policy to legal fights over affirmative action to continued teacher protests.

— We have a full preview of what to expect this year in education.

— A POLITICO/Harvard poll out today finds that the vast majority of Americans want to see the new Congress boost spending on public K-12 education.

— For-profit colleges have narrowed their legal challenge to the Obama-era “borrower defense” rules.

 There’s buzz that this could finally be the year Congress reaches a deal to reauthorize (continue reading…)