Advocates push to expand federally backed school choice under the Trump administration has pretty much fallen flat this Congress—and there might be only one proposal left that can save it.
In a letter to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, more than 30 members of Congress say closing these schools in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria would hurt 66,000 students and teachers and have a "disastrous impact" on student learning.
Mike Braun will be the Republican nominee against Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, in the November Senate election. He won the GOP nomination by beating Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita of Indiana.
As part of a proposal to reduce the federal government's bottom line, The Trump administration is asking Congress to cut $7 billion from a program that helps provide low-income children access health-care.
The announcement of the first lady's "Be Best" initiative included almost no details, including whether the Trump administration is seeking more money for any of the causes she Trump mentioned.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has now approved ESSA plans from 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Big states like California and Florida, however, are still awaiting approval.
At least ten states have plans to create some kind of accountability "dashboard", which consider school performance on a host of factors, but don't give an overall score to a school.
Support for school choice dipped somewhat after President Donald Trump's first year in office, but remains robust in general, according to survey results from an advocacy group formerly led by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has greenlighted two more Every Student Succeeds Act plans from Virginia and South Carolina. That brings the grand total of states with approved plans to 39, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
There are major shifts in the number of school districts reporting to the federal government that they have court desegregation orders or voluntary plans to desegregate. Experts and the Education Department couldn't explain the changes.