Previous iterations of the $1 billion grant program haven't been well received by Congress, though.
Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. may not be "acting" in his role much longer. President Barack Obama officially nominated King for the post.
In general, the leading candidates attended public school themselves, with a couple of notable exceptions. And in general, the candidates tended to send their own children to private or religious schools.
House education committee members make clear they'll be keeping a close eye on states and the Education Department as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The budget puts a premium on integration but provides essentially level funding for Title I grants for disadvantaged kids and special education state grants.
The Obama administration is expected to seek $120 million in new money to help schools become more integrated, among other proposals in the fiscal 2017 budget.
President Barack Obama's upcoming budget is the first since the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act and could hold clues to its implementation.
States without waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act can come up with an alternative plan to support students in schools that have missed achievement targets.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, running for the GOP presidential nomination, has helped set the national K-12 agenda—and generated plenty of controversy in the process.
In its budget request coming out next week, the Obama administration wants new money to bolster job opportunities for young people, including high school students.