The federal government provides about 8 percent of K-12 dollars, primarily through Title I funding for children from low-income families and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Obama administration sought to expand leverage over states through the Race to the Top competition, but a deadlock in Congress over reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act has left federal policy in flux.
It will be difficult to reverse the momentum in the state, where implementation of the Common Core is well underway.
DeVos is sending signals of cooperation after a contentious confirmation fight.
Janet Napolitano, once criticized for her role in immigrant deportations, now defends the DACA program allowing students to stay in the United States.
Critics of the new education secretary were alarmed by her advocacy of school vouchers.
Anne Udall, of the New Teacher Center, talks about how the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is affecting Common Core implementation.
Republicans needed Vice President Michael Pence to decide the closest vote ever for a Cabinet nominee.
More school districts vow to protect immigrant students despite threats from the Trump administration.
Broad finds common ground with teachers unions in opposing Trump's education secretary nominee.
Teachers, administrators and parents object to DeVos’ positions promoting charter schools and vouchers.
State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
Many watching the president's addressed panned it; some are open to change.
President Donald Trump, in his inaugural address, effectively labels the U.S. education system a failure.
“The push is on to protect schools from privatization as well as to create safe spaces for immigrants, women and minorities,” said California Teachers Association President Eric Heins.
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
Democrats on the committee were angry that they were only given five minutes each to question Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of education.