John King

The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.

Homeless among students is a growing national crisis. The Department of Education has issued guidance to states and school districts on how to address this issue.

The Dept. of Education announces a new round of competitive grants for Promise Neighborhoods. Harlem Children's Zone inspired the program.

The new federal education law grants states and school districts more decision-making authority. This raises concerns for many about the future of education equity.

Banning the box on college applications, "ensures that every young person has a shot," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, said.

The Department of Education announced funding for new tools to help those returning from prison. Grants offer a means to establish and build on existing programs. At the same time, a tool kit offers other resources.