The tax breaks, which would promptly expire Jan. 1, 2015, would reinstate tax breaks for some schools, teachers, and those paying tuition.
A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies.
Provisions to expand charter schools and reduce accountability requirements are likely to be part of the package when the GOP tackles renewal of the NCLB law next year.
Vitter, who announced plans to run for Louisiana governor last January, praised the common standards in August, but now says they are endangering education for several reasons.
The Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance on single-sex classrooms and other issues.
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Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have been tapped to renew their waivers through an expedited process, the department said Tuesday.
The Sooner State was the second state to lose its NCLB waiver after Washington state, and now is the first state to reclaim a lost NCLB waiver.
Secretary Duncan hails the role NAEP played in leading states to work together on new tests.
States are welcome not to adopt the standards, he said, but if they don't, they should aim even higher.