Trump's adviser made the claim on CNN, but states, not the federal government, adopt content standards like the common core. And current federal law prohibits the Trump administration from influencing states' decisions about standards.
Some educators and advocacy groups are already bracing for a new kind of relationship with the federal agency under new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
The possible end of the ESSA accountability rules finalized last year could have far-reaching consequences for the U.S. Department of Education, state officials, and local district leaders say.
School choice supporters are really happy. Civil rights organizations and teachers' unions not so much. Check out what organizations across the political spectrum said after DeVos' confirmation.
Billionaire school choice advocate Betsy DeVos squeaked across the finish line to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.
If the vote proceeds as expected, Vice President Mike Pence would be called on to cast the deciding vote on the nominee for education secretary in a starkly divided Senate.
Some of the Democrats who seemed most eager to oppose the education secretary nominee are among those being floated in the media and elsewhere as possible 2020 presidential contenders.
Businesses and advocacy groups are urge Congress to revamp and increase funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to help the president deliver on his economic promises.
By a party-line vote of 52-48, the Senate voted to close debate on DeVos' nomination by President Donald Trump, which has sparked a controversy unlike any seen before over a potential secretary of education.
Three new staffers with experience in education policy circles joined the list of political aides smoothing the way for the Trump administration to take over the U.S. Department of Education.