For years, congressional lawmakers have sought a posthumous pardon for Johnson, who was the target of racially motivated backlash early in the 20th century.
The House on Wednesday voted 359 to 64 to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act, which would scale back the federal role in education for the first time since the early 1980s.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Republicans obstructed past efforts to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Actually, it's a lot more complicated than that.
Thirty-six disability, civil rights, education, and other organizations—including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—offered a measured endorsement of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The National Governors Association gave the legislation its "full endorsement," the first time the group has given a federal bill that kind of backing since 1996.
The ESSA is in many ways a U-turn from the current, much-maligned version of the ESEA law, the No Child Left Behind Act.
Click here for late stage draft of the actual bill that could become the latest iteration of the ESEA, the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA.
Last time, a conservative blogger was unhappy with the policy. This time, she's miffed about the process.
In the past, big-name researchers of traits like grit, persistence, and growth mindsets have all said such factors should not be measured for accountability purposes.
There's a test-participation requirement in the draft to reauthorize federal education law, but that doesn't tell the full story.