Republican Roy Moore has previously weighed in on a controversy involving segregationist language in the Alabama Constitution, while his Democratic opponent Doug Jones says education is the key for 21st century success.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the amendments to the Senate tax bill that could create federal incentives for increasing private school choice.
The Every Student Succeeds Act kept in place the testing regimen from the law it replaced, the No Child Left Behind Act. But states must bring in other factors, too.
A national teachers' union says the House bill would jeopardize nearly $250 billion in education funding over the next decade, but the Senate bill could put even more pressure on revenue for schools.
Tim Kelly, the pick for assistant secretary for career and technical education, authored a personal blog that, among other things, made pointed statements about Muslims, Head Start parents, and federal efforts to recruit women into the sciences.
Florida's ESSA plan would give state tests only in English, and it would also leave English-language proficiency out of the state accountability system. Civil rights activists have a problem with those approaches.
DeVos will visit a school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, and then a school on St. Thomas later in the day.
As a candidate, now-President Donald Trump pledged a huge new school choice initiative, a slimmed down Education Department, the end of the common core, and more.
Congressional debate over the Republican-backed proposal to change the tax code is under way in Congress, and education issues are getting a share of the spotlight.
Nearly 10 months into a Trump administration and a Republican-dominated Congress, the potential changes to policies impacting teachers are starting to become clear and more numerous.