After years of federal direction on school improvement, states and districts will get a much freer hand with turning around low-performing schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
At a hearing, Republicans and Democrats alike raise questions about whether the U.S. Department of Education is being consistent in its feedback to states on their Every Student Succeeds Act plans.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reiterated her call for vouchers and other forms of school choice at a gathering Monday for special educators.
Republicans have made it clear they're concerned about Washington overreach concerning the Every Student Succeeds Act. But how do Democrats feel about what Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done so far?
The U.S. secretary of education's handling of various civil rights issues has raised big concerns for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., top Democrat on the Senate education committee.
The education secretary's comments came at the end of a daylong summit where she heard from survivors of sexual assault and students who have been accused of it.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' home state education chief thinks her department is sending confusing messages on how states should approach implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The letter, written on behalf of the National Governors Association by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, connected early education to larger issues.
A House panel rejected it as part of the budget, and time is short for getting a tax-based school choice plan over the finish line this year.
The legislation lawmakers discussed on Thursday differs from the Trump administration's plan in several respects, but both plans would eliminate $2 billion in aid for teacher training.