Bush, who served two terms as Florida governor before leaving the office in 2007, has perhaps the most extensive and complicated track record in education among all the Republican candidates.
The Education Department's budget pitch for the next fiscal year includes a request for more money for departmental management, in light of fewer full-time employees and a growing workload.
The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday.
The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.
There haven't been many signs that House Republican leadership is interested in the subject, but there's a big bipartisan push in the Senate to address the entire criminal justice system, which could give it wings.
The stalled renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could start moving again in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources say.
The Investing in Innovation program will have been worthwhile, even if some of the grantees haven't yielded the results they were initially hoping for, a top official at the Department said.
Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., is expected to announce his presidential candidacy really, really soon. So exactly what might his education platform be? And how have his policies played out in Wisconsin?
The state's House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that would inform parents twice a year of their right to exempt children from standardized tests.
Alexander said that he and his staff have been working in close concert with the President Obama and his staff on substance of the reauthorization.