DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.
Acting assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education Jason Botel may not hold that title much longer, sources say.
We hardly hear anything about ESSA's "innovative assessment pilot" any more, including from the U.S. Department of Education.
Republicans in Congress want to get a major tax-reform package done, and if they're successful, it could have big ramifications for teachers and state and local school funding across the country.
The feds' response to those two states represent the first time the U.S. Department of Education has provided feedback since it announced changes to the ESSA review process.
Michigan's ESSA plan has been sharply criticized by various observers, but other factors could lead DeVos and her team to approve it any way.
Allowing districts to use the SAT or ACT for high school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act may be more complicated than it appears.
The bipartisan legislation also puts a greater emphasis on screening and treatment for those with mental health issues, as well as retaining educational records of young people in detention centers.
School choice supporters could push to allow parents to save for private school the same way many save for college: through 529 plans, which offer tax advantages.
Initial feedback on the state's plan had some key people in Washington worried the Trump Education Department was overstepping the bounds of the law.