The letter, written on behalf of the National Governors Association by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, connected early education to larger issues.
A House panel rejected it as part of the budget, and time is short for getting a tax-based school choice plan over the finish line this year.
The legislation lawmakers discussed on Thursday differs from the Trump administration's plan in several respects, but both plans would eliminate $2 billion in aid for teacher training.
The head of the Senate education committee, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., thinks Jason Botel, who is charged with implementing the law, should bone up on how the Every Student Succeeds Act limits the federal role.
The bill, released on Wednesday, would provide $66 billion for the U.S. Department of Education, down $2.4 billion from the current budget.
President Donald Trump came to Washington pledging to slash the federal workforce. He may be jumping on a train that's already left the station, at least as far as the U.S. Department of Education is concerned.
Early indications are that lawmakers aren't incredibly enthusiastic about what DeVos and President Donald Trump are proposing for Education Department spending.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will kick off the education department's summer reading program Wednesday at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
We've put together a snappy 58-second video that covers how federal K-12 spending would change, what the president wants to cut, and what he wants more money for.
The department has come under fire from states and their advocates for going overboard when it comes to providing feedback on ESSA plans.