Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. highlighted efforts to improve school diversity and elevate the teaching profession in the Education Department's fiscal 2016 budget request.
President Barack Obama's pick to head the U.S. Department of Education will likely be asked about ESSA implementation and the common core during his confirmation hearing Thursday.
Tuesday's congressional hearing was second so far on oversight of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.
"It's not about identifying bad actors. It's an opportunity to check practices and supports," Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin said Monday.
We've checked the seven remaining major presidential candidates' websites and Facebook posts to see what they've been saying about education over the past six months.
The head of the senate education committee told governors at their annual convention Sunday that the reauthorized education act gives them wide latitude in shaping education policy.
Public school policy has not received a lot of attention in the 2016 race, even with Bush in the race.
The two new initiatives are part of the "Every Student, Every Day" campaign begun under President Barack Obama last year to bolster attendance.
The Every Student Succeeds Act won't be fully in place until the 2017-18 school year, when a new president and most likely, education secretary will be in charge.
The authors of the Every Student Succeeds Act tried to pare down the number of Education Department staff, but President Barack Obama apparently has other ideas.