The White House launched the program in 2013, and has drawn financial support from ed-tech providers and private organizations with the goal of improving digital education and Web connectivity.
His forthcoming departure puts added pressure on lawmakers in both chambers to come to an agreement on their respective ESEA overhauls before the end of the year.
The administration has quietly allowed more than a dozen waiver states until Obama's last year in office to fully put in place teacher-evaluation systems based on test scores.
The GOP presidential hopeful and former Florida governor also talked about immigration at a town hall meeting Tuesday with high school students in Miami.
The theme is "Ready for Success" with a lot of emphasis on the bookends of the edu-spectrum: early and higher education.
For those states, results from tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards won't have an effect on school ratings, at least for the school year that just ended.
The Obama administration wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended to ensure that alternative certification programs continue to supply teachers.
Want to know where the major presidential candidates stand on K-12 education? Don't go to their campaign websites.
For the Louisiana Democrat, the most important story in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is the enhanced equity in the New Orleans' education system.
The U.S. Department of Education has taken a politically symbolic step: It's officially said that states can offer alternate assessments only to the 1 percent of students who have severe cognitive disabilities.