The bipartisan legislation also puts a greater emphasis on screening and treatment for those with mental health issues, as well as retaining educational records of young people in detention centers.
School choice supporters could push to allow parents to save for private school the same way many save for college: through 529 plans, which offer tax advantages.
Initial feedback on the state's plan had some key people in Washington worried the Trump Education Department was overstepping the bounds of the law.
The U.S. Department of Education has laid out final regulations for how states and districts must link school turnaround strategies to research evidence.
Will parents be able to understand their child's school's performance under the Every Student Succeeds Act? And will schools with students from difficult socioeconomic backgrounds get a fair shake?
Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that her department's plan for phone calls prior to written feedback is problematic.
Rep. John Delaney is the author of the "Early Learning Act" that is designed to help states move towards universal pre-kindergarten.
Should the overhaul effort catch fire once again, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., could play a key role in the process, competing for his committee's attention.
Upcoming legislation from an Alabama Democrat is designed to prevent "double-dipping" by donors to state organizations that provide private school scholarships.
Stung by criticism from its first round of responses, the department is giving states a chance to explain their plans over the phone before issuing official letters.