President Donald Trump has tapped Mitchell "Mick" Zais, the former South Carolina chief state school officer, as deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.
State chiefs told senators how they were taking advantage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, while lawmakers expressed concerns along partisan lines about the balance of political power.
When the Every Student Succeeds Act passed, there was worry that states would walk away from making sure that particular groups of students mattered in their school accountability systems.
President Donald Trump has tapped Tim Kelly, a Michigan state representative to serve as assistant secretary for career and technical education.
Opting out of mandated tests has been a hot potato for years, and states are taking various approaches to the issue in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price advocated for turning over control of Head Start programs to several states while serving in Congress.
Three White House commissions that address education issues for black, Hispanic, and Asian American and Pacific Islander students say they haven't met since President Donald Trump took office. And their time may be running out.
Jim Blew, the director of Student Success California, a 50CAN affiliate, has gotten the official White House nod to lead the office of planning, evaluation, and policy analysis at the U.S. Department of Education.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is followed by protestors almost everywhere she goes, but she faced an especially tough crowd at Harvard University Thursday.
The move could put a financial strain on states—and eventually, jeopardize coverage for the roughly 9 million children covered by the program.