Democrats and some education advocates said the guidance provides important protection for transgender students, while Republicans and others call it an inappropriate federal intrusion into education.
Duncan and Chan talked about what they have learned from their past endeavors and where they see K-12 education going from here at the NewSchools Venture Fund conference.
The committee, presided over by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., heard testimony about the condition, misperceptions attached to it, and how mandatory screening for children at a young age could dramatically improve their experiences in schools and educational outcomes.
The Congressional Research Service says the U.S. Department of Education's proposed regulations for "supplement-not-supplant" don't have a direct basis in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The letter to Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. fits into a broader pattern of Democrats urging the Education Department to take a proactive role in ESSA implementation.
There's an outside, slim, but still interesting-to-think-about chance that Sanders could end up becoming the top Democrat on the Senate education committee, or even the panel's chairman come January.
James Guthrie, the former head of the Nevada schools, said he had a chance meeting with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee back in January, before the Iowa presidential caucuses.
The Every Student Succeeds Act makes it easier for children in foster care to stay in their original schools, but different groups have different ideas about how the costs should be covered.
Where does Donald Trump's status as presumptive GOP nominee leave the folks who have advised Republican candidates on education policy for years? Will they go to work for him if he's elected or help his campaign?
A Whiteboard Advisors survey offers a look at who education insiders think might head the Education Department under a President Hillary Clinton or a President Donald Trump.