The threat of federal budget cuts, the prospects for school choice, the fate of the "Dreamers," and the Every Student Succeeds Act will be big things to watch.
"Congress Approves $20 Billion Voucher Program With AFT's Backing" and other education stories you likely won't see in 2018.
ESSA feedback from DeVos' team has come at a rapid pace this month, with California, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas among the states to get critiques of their plans from the department.
Our most-read posts from 2017 included news about Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearings, changes to Every Student Succeeds Act guidelines, and a golden oldie: the Common Core State Standards.
Trump Ed. Dept. Wants Improvements to ESSA Plans for California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Two Other States
Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas need to make some big improvements to their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act features shake-ups to how state and local taxes are treated, changes to savings plans that let them be used for private school, and more.
Overall, 67 percent of those surveyed by the Education Week Research Center had an unfavorable opinion of Trump, but 72 percent said they didn't like DeVos.
All five states have work to do on the nuts-and-bolts of their ESSA accountability plans, the Trump education department says.
The Education Department's budget request includes terms like "evidence-based," "vulnerable", and "diversity," at least three of the seven words the Center for Disease Control has been reportedly banned from using.
Millions of children and families may be left in limbo if Congress does not fund the Children's Health Insurance Program by the end of the calendar year.