Tim Kelly, the pick for assistant secretary for career and technical education, authored a personal blog that, among other things, made pointed statements about Muslims, Head Start parents, and federal efforts to recruit women into the sciences.
Florida's ESSA plan would give state tests only in English, and it would also leave English-language proficiency out of the state accountability system. Civil rights activists have a problem with those approaches.
DeVos will visit a school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, and then a school on St. Thomas later in the day.
As a candidate, now-President Donald Trump pledged a huge new school choice initiative, a slimmed down Education Department, the end of the common core, and more.
Congressional debate over the Republican-backed proposal to change the tax code is under way in Congress, and education issues are getting a share of the spotlight.
Nearly 10 months into a Trump administration and a Republican-dominated Congress, the potential changes to policies impacting teachers are starting to become clear and more numerous.
Recent data shows that most Americans are not aware of the savings plans that could be used to expand private school choice in the proposed Republican rewrite of the tax code.
Special education advocates are not fans of New York's plan to The Empire State, to give students with significant cognitive disabilities a test that matches their instructional level, not their age.
It's not clear if the offers are part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' plan to trim the federal footprint on K-12, since these types of buyouts aren't unique to the Trump administration.
The bill would let families use up to $10,000 from 529 college savings plans for K-12 expenses, including private school tuition, but would scrap state and local income and sales tax deductions.