At least eight states want to use AP, IB, and dual enrollment scores to show kids are college-ready under ESSA. DeVos and company may not approve.
Lawmakers created, debated, and passed what became the Every Student Succeeds Act with significantly more transparency than how lawmakers are dealing with the current health care overhaul, but there are a couple of parallels.
Last week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a fundraising email with the subject line, "DeVos STEALS Georgia."
The Trump administration has been under political pressure to explain its extensive early feedback on state plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights launched a two-year investigation into civil rights practices under the Trump administration, including at the U.S. Department of Education.
The department has instructed regional directors to focus on incidents where transgender students might have been harassed and bullied, but did not address questions about facilities access.
The Council of Chief State School Officers is expressing concern that some of the Trump team's feedback to states would actually go beyond the scope of the law.
The IDEA Full Funding Act, introduced Thursday, would ramp up Washington's budget for students with special needs.
The top Democrat on the Senate education committee is expressing dismay at a report from ProPublica that the U.S. Department of Education is rethinking its approach to civil rights.
What are the most common strategies states want to take for school improvement? Are states seeking radical new approaches under ESSA? We take a look.