Spearman, a Republican elected in 2014, thinks that a Trump administration will give states more freedom to interpret things like ESSA spending requirements than President Barack Obama's administration has so far.
The President-elect doesn't have a track record on education, which means that his pick will send a really important signal on where he wants to go on policy.
The incoming Trump administration will likely embrace ESSA's local control spirit—and could seek changes to pending rules, current and former GOP Hill staffers predict.
President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary, whoever it is, won't be able to follow through on one of the campaign's signature education promises: scapping the common core standards.
The election of Donald Trump to the White House could be a major curve ball for implementation of the nearly year-old Every Student Succeeds Act.
With Donald Trump headed to the White House and the GOP controlling Congress, Republicans have their best chance yet to scrap—or seriously scale back—the Education Department.
In the last round of federal Investing in Innovation grants under President Obama, the competition intended to find and build up research-based educational interventions has borne its first full fruit.
The North Carolina Republican long has been rumored to be a top candidates to replace the outgoing chairman, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., who is retiring.
President-elect Donald Trump also will work to ensure "a new way of how to deliver public education," said Gerard Robinson, a former Florida and Virginia state chief.
Although public school policy wasn't a particularly big issue during the 2016 campaign, Congress could still get very busy when it comes to education in general.