Chris Minnich, who has served as the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers for the past five years, is stepping down early next year.
Civil rights advocates are worried about the way Arizona's plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act handles transient students.
The resolutions themselves, passed on Oct. 5 in the House and on Thursday in the Senate, don't enact tax cuts by themselves. But they set the stage for potential major tax cuts in Congress.
The Trump administration wants $1 billion for a new education savings account program for military families living on bases, according to a report from a news and opinion organization run by several high-profile former staffers from President Barack Obama's administration, among others.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sees dual enrollment and other programs that help high school kids earn college credit as a form of school choice, her favorite K-12 policy.
DeVos could get at least a tax break of up to $5 million a year from the overhaul, according to a report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Some critics say the U.S. Secretary of Education, a champion of school choice, focuses too much on private schools and gives public schools short shrift.
Thirty-four states and Puerto Rico turned in their plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act in September and October.
The Heritage Foundation almost stopped the Every Student Succeeds Act from becoming law and has been skeptical of some Republicans ideas to expand school choice.
The Trump team is really behind the eight-ball when it comes to filing top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, compared to the previous administration's pace.