In recent weeks, Erik Prince, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' younger brother, has publicly discussed running for the Wyoming U.S. Senate seat.
Civil rights groups and their advocates in Congress worry the meeting could serve as a prelude to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ultimately revoking the guidance.
Tax cuts proposed by both the House and Senate would be financed by deficit spending that some advocates say could lead to pressure to cut K-12 funding. But not everyone agrees.
President Donald Trump has tapped Johnny Collett, who currently works at the Council of Chief State School Officers, to be the assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitative services.
Jason Botel told state superintendents "we trust you," but added the Education Department wants to make sure any state action "fits within the confines of the law."
Senate education committee Democrats used the confirmation hearing of two top U.S. Department of Education nominees to make their case against the Trump administration's favorite K-12 policy: School choice.
The changes would allow teachers to deduct $500 from their taxable income for purchases they make out of pocket for their classrooms, from pencils to software
Lawmakers will get the chance to question Mick Zais, the nominee for deputy secretary of education, and Jim Blew, the pick for head of planning, evaluation, and policy analysis.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told a roomful of CEOs that many students aren't mastering the skills needed for future careers.
How do ESSA plans stack up against each other? The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is out with its take.