President Donald Trump swept into office in January with grand visions of dramatically expanding school choice. That was, of course, before a swarm of very negative headlines concerning Trump, Russia, and the FBI.
If peer reviewers want to recommend against approving a state's ESSA plan, the lack of permanent political staffers could become an issue, some experts say.
The GAO looked at a sample of 75 federal grants. And almost all of them—69—were incomplete in some way in terms of oversight, according to the report.
The U.S. secretary of education will address the school choice advocacy organization she chaired and helped found, speaking at its national convention in Indianapolis, a source said.
The soon-to-be-released federal budget plan would cut more than $9 billion from the Education Department, while leveraging $1 billion in grant money for public school choice, the Washington Post said.
The Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017 would be tailored for schools in high-poverty areas and direct money to high-speed broadband internet and school construction.
The measure moves on to the full House for consideration, and could become the first major education legislation sent to President Donald Trump this Congress.
The legislation would get rid of the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to overturn newly finalized federal regulations, like those that President Barack Obama administration wrote to govern accountability and state plans for ESSA.
The bipartisan proposal would create a new federal database designed to provide more information about colleges and universities to prospective students, but would boost data collection requirements and could face an uphill climb in Congress.
A bill to reauthorize the federal law governing career- and technical-education programs has been introduced and will soon be considered in the House education committee chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.