Mick Zais, nominated to fill the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Department of Education, has some big things in common with his would-be boss, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Even though the Investing in Innovation program has been remade as the Education Innovation and Research program, and a new administration is in charge, the list of grantees includes many past winners.
The lawmakers say the U.S. territory's schools need additional funding for school repair, homeless students, and mental health services, among other things.
Chris Minnich, who has served as the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers for the past five years, is stepping down early next year.
Civil rights advocates are worried about the way Arizona's plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act handles transient students.
The resolutions themselves, passed on Oct. 5 in the House and on Thursday in the Senate, don't enact tax cuts by themselves. But they set the stage for potential major tax cuts in Congress.
The Trump administration wants $1 billion for a new education savings account program for military families living on bases, according to a report from a news and opinion organization run by several high-profile former staffers from President Barack Obama's administration, among others.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sees dual enrollment and other programs that help high school kids earn college credit as a form of school choice, her favorite K-12 policy.
DeVos could get at least a tax break of up to $5 million a year from the overhaul, according to a report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Some critics say the U.S. Secretary of Education, a champion of school choice, focuses too much on private schools and gives public schools short shrift.