The U.S. Department of Education is acting like a "national school board" in attempting to tell public schools how they should address the rights of transgender students, according to 25 Republican senators.
Republicans on the committee said the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 is necessary to beat back what they see as an oversized federal role in school meals
The Every Student Succeeds Act will require at least a few significant shifts for the indicators states use for student achievement and school quality, the Center for American Progress says.
A spending provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act called "supplement-not-supplant" was again under the spotlight during a Senate education committee hearing on Wednesday.
Meeting with reporters, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said his department will look to ensure that federal Title I aid to students from low-income backgrounds is truly supplemental.
The percentage of schools serving students who mostly are black and Hispanic and also from low-income backgrounds has ticked up in recent years, the Government Accountability Office finds.
The U.S. Department of Education will reserve $19 million of Pell grant money to help pay for low-income high school students to participate in dual-enrollment programs.
Requests for applications for the two larger grant tiers for Investing in Innovation, validation and scale-up, don't include diversifying schools as a priority.
Last December, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Strengthening Education Through Research Act. It's designed to reauthorize the structure of education research at the Institute for Education Sciences.
Democrats and some education advocates said the guidance provides important protection for transgender students, while Republicans and others call it an inappropriate federal intrusion into education.