For those keeping score at home, DeVos has now approved ESSA plans for 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is frustrated with Congress and it appears to be mutual. But she's hardly the first secretary to clash with lawmakers in her own party.
Education advocates are dismayed that the commission is made up of only cabinet secretaries.
President Donald Trump signed into law spending legislation that provides a significant funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education.
Congress is about to nearly triple funding for the Every Student Succeeds Act's broad Title IV program, which districts can use for arts, music, physical education, science, and much more.
Congress has rebuffed President Donald Trump's proposed budget cut for fiscal 2018, and instead wants to spend $70.9 billion on the Education Department. But don't read too much into that number.
The omnibus spending bill rejects the Trump administration's request to eliminate funding for educator development and after-school programs. It rejects virtually all of the administration's school choice proposals.
The education secretary's widely-panned interview with "60 Minutes" triggered speculation that her job could be in trouble. But experts on both sides of the aisle doubt DeVos is in any danger.
Puerto Rico's legislature has approved a major education bill that will overhaul the island's educational system and pave the way for vouchers, as well as schools intended to resemble charters.
The tussle at the federal level comes during a tense time in education labor-management relations across the country.