Evan McMullin, a former CIA officer who used to work as a Republican congressional staffer, said school choice is an important issue for him.
Those involved in the opt-out movement said they were strongly motivated by opposition to test-based teacher evaluations and the private sector's influence in schools, the survey reported.
In "No Time to Lose," there are echoes of "A Nation at Risk," the landmark 1983 report produced by a commission for President Ronald Reagan.
"Many questions remain before states can fully take advantage of ESSA," says a new report about the federal K-12 law from the Education Commission of the States.
Under No Child Left Behind waivers, some states didn't do such a hot job of monitoring districts' progress on things like school improvement and implementation of college- and career-ready standards, according to a report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm.
Details have yet to be released, but the GOP presidential nominee's proposal would appear to significantly depart from current tax policy governing child-care costs.
Some guess that if elected president, Hillary Clinton would choose someone with a higher education focus or experience as a governor to run the Education Department.
States that want to ditch "fill-in-the-bubble" tests and replace them with new competency-based tests will get the chance, thanks to a new grant competition.
The new K-12 policy platform from a coalition that includes Black Lives Matter calls for a constitutional amendment for education funding, and also seeks state-level ballot initiatives to provide additional resources for education.
The education community has turned in more than 20,000 comments on draft school accountability regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act, with a wide range of perspectives.