President Donald Trump has tapped Scott Stump, who runs "a learning solutions" company in Lincoln, Neb., as assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education.
The revamp would be aimed at grouping together employees with similar skills, as opposed to having offices focused on particular programs, said Elizabeth Hill, a department spokeswoman.
The Jobs and Justice Act, introduced by the caucus Thursday as an omnibus bill, also supports the creation of environmental justice programs at the U.S. Department of Education.
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.