Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' memo on plans in case of a government shutdown notes that the department's approach is similar to contingency plans made in 1996, 2011, 2013, and 2016.
DeVos approved plans for Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The past decade of federal K-12 education redesign efforts "have not worked out as hoped," U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a speech Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute.
When it comes to legislative victories and policy accomplishments, President Donald Trump doesn't seem to have gotten as much accomplished on K-12 as his recent predecessors.
When it comes to evidence-based interventions, ESSA plans are a mixed bag, concludes Results for America's Evidence in Education Lab.
The Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to overturn net neutrality has school districts worried about the kind of access they could provide to online educational services.
Minnesota and West Virginia are the first two states that submitted plans in the fall to win federal approval.
States can spend their left-over School Improvement Grant money under rules outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, the department says.
Jones and Smith will replace Al Franken, the former Democratic senator from Minnesota who resigned last month after allegations of sexual misconduct, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
Some state and local governments are looking at ways to reduce the impact of the tax overhaul President Donald Trump signed into law last month that could have a negative impact on school funding for districts.