Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers said they're confident the nominee for education secretary will be confirmed despite opposition from Democrats and others.
There are major questions about what the new administration will mean for everything from the big data sets to the Education Department's more than 4,000 career employees.
Democrats want more time to question the education secretary nominee about her investments and say they weren't given enough time to question her about various issues during her Jan. 17 confirmation hearing.
The delay in the accountability rules, which would seem to last until late March, could throw a monkey wrench into states' efforts to submit accountability plans by April 3.
Scores of educators were among the hundreds of thousands of people who joined the "Women's March" in Washington Saturday to protest President Donald Trump on his first full day in office.
The vote's delay comes one day after DeVos completed a lengthy financial disclosure of her financial assets.
The nominee for U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, vows to divest her stakes in more than 100 assets that hold potential conflicts should she be confirmed.
Teachers and their students who attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump expressed mixed feelings about the transition of power.
President Donald Trump in his inaugural address painted a picture of an American public school system that spends big, while getting poor results for its students.
For a variety of reasons, some political science experts don't expect to hear much about education in Friday's inaugural address, though Trump remains a wild card.