The education secretary praises the Sunshine State while lamenting a national report that showed little progress in reading and math, and persistent achievement gaps between low-income and minority students and their peers.
The department is mulling scrapping the guidance, or making major tweaks to it, as part of an administration-wide effort to slim down regulations.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that striking teachers in Oklahoma shouldn't let "adult disagreements" get in the way of serving students.
In what was billed as a victory for the school choice community, the Every Student Succeeds Act allowed districts to apply for the "weighted student funding pilot." But it may not turn out that way, at least as far as a few districts are concerned.
The move would leave Puerto Rico with 828 public schools in a system that currently serves about 320,000 students. The planned closures would fuel growing debate over the direction of the island's school system after Hurricane Maria.
A new blueprint for fighting opioid addiction from Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., would focus on youth prevention and recovery, and create a new task force to help children cope with trauma related to opioids.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been thinking of tossing or tweaking Obama-era guidance that seeks to address serious discipline disparities between racial minorities and their white peers.
The department's investigative office suggested new controls, like clearly marking documents that are not intended for public release and regularly training employees on the protection of confidential information.
Trump has reportedly discussed with House Republican leaders the idea of effectively cutting some spending out of the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill he signed late last month.
The Asociación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, which represents nearly 30,000 teachers working in the U.S. territory, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in response to a new education law signed by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló late last month.