Sen. Patty Murray D-Wash., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., want to know the education secretary's plans now that Congress has scrapped a key set of regulations.
The decision to kill Obama-era accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act has sparked questions about the new law's status. We have answers.
Congress may essentially get to decide whether any new Trump regulations are too much like the Obama regulations to pass muster.
The writing has been on the wall since December, when the Senate put out a "hit list" of Obama administration regulations it wanted overturn, the ESSA accountability rules among them.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat on the board of Bush's foundation, until she was tapped to helm the department.
Jason Botel gave a shout-out to part of the Every Student Succeeds Act that he thinks could be useful for districts looking to expand school choice
Although the rules gave teacher-prep programs some flexibility on how to judge student learning, they got criticism, and not just from congressional Republicans.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the Senate education committee chairman, told us recently that reauthorizing the law will be his committee's "major focus" over the next year.
The seven senators argued that hearings would given the Senate education committee a chance to gauge nominees' backgrounds in issues such as higher education policy.
Changes to the law could have implications for districts in areas such as Medicaid, high-cost health plans, and coverage for some who work less than 40 hours a week.