The study from the Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico also found that many special education students have not received the services they're entitled to in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
While state education chiefs praised the Every Student Succeeds Act for giving them new flexibility, Democratic senators said using federal money to arm teachers would be a terrible mistake.
Top U.S. Department of Education officials met privately Monday with a group of education advocates to talk ESSA, the school safety commission, and choice.
Many state accountability plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act don't do a great job of incorporating the performance of vulnerable subgroups of students, according to an analysis.
Generally, state ESSA plans are not very explicit when it comes to how states and districts will implement the components of a comprehensive mental health plan, said an expert who has reviewed the plans.
President Donald Trump and his administration get a political boost when Americans aren't taught to think critically, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.
There has been a tremendous amount of upheaval for education on the island since Hurricane Maria, including hundreds of school closures and a significant drop in enrollment.
The bill for fiscal 2019 includes a $581 million increase in total U.S. Department of Education spending over current levels for fiscal 2018.
The U.S. Department of Education is inviting more state applications for the testing leeway, which lets states try out new types of tests in some districts before taking them statewide.
In Constitution Day remarks, the education secretary said the pressure on schools to focus on STEM subjects is partly to blame for crowding out civics and history education.