The states that submitted plans by the April 3 deadline take varied approaches when dealing with schools that fail to hit test-participation requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
States have many decisions to make about how they'll grade schools in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans, including whether to issue summative ratings or used dashboards.
At a gathering of business executives on April 4, President Donald Trump also repeated pledges he made on the campaign trail about the Common Core State Standards and the role of Washington in K-12
The bill, which passed on a voice vote, makes changes to data collection and reporting and to the contact juveniles can have with adult inmates, among other provisions.
At least nine states and the District of Columbia had turned in their plans to the feds, or were planning to by the end of Monday.
Here's what to look for on the goals states are setting, how they are rating schools, and what their plans are for school improvement under the new law.
Carlos Muniz, who worked for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will serve as the agency's general counsel, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The education secretary's visit to Kimberly Hampton Elementary School in Fort Bragg, N.C., will be her first visit to a school run by the Department of Defense.
Democrats and Republicans who worked on ESSA said the education secretary would not be able to reject a state's plan because of lack of choice without violating a long list of prohibitions in the law.
The Trump administration argues the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is not very effective, but some advocates and educators beg to differ.