DeVos and lawmakers didn't offer specifics about how they might get new choice legislation over the finish line in an election year that's expected to be tough for Republicans.
Senators tell President Donald Trump that improving school facilities is "essential for advancing student achievement" and should be a part of any broader infrastructure spending plan.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' memo on plans in case of a government shutdown notes that the department's approach is similar to contingency plans made in 1996, 2011, 2013, and 2016.
DeVos approved plans for Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The past decade of federal K-12 education redesign efforts "have not worked out as hoped," U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a speech Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute.
When it comes to legislative victories and policy accomplishments, President Donald Trump doesn't seem to have gotten as much accomplished on K-12 as his recent predecessors.
When it comes to evidence-based interventions, ESSA plans are a mixed bag, concludes Results for America's Evidence in Education Lab.
The Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to overturn net neutrality has school districts worried about the kind of access they could provide to online educational services.
Minnesota and West Virginia are the first two states that submitted plans in the fall to win federal approval.
States can spend their left-over School Improvement Grant money under rules outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, the department says.