A quick look back at the news from last week, compiled by Penn Hill Group:
HOUSE and SENATE
The House and Senate are in recess, the House will return on June 7 and the Senate will return on June 6.
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) wrote Education Secretary John King calling for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to issue strong Title I accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
ED released proposed regulations around implementing provisions of ESSA related to accountability, data reporting and State plans. House and Senate Committee Chairmen John Kline (R-MN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) called for a close review of these regulations, while Ranking Members Murray and Scott expressed general support. Comments on the proposed regulations are due by August 1, 2016.
ED released a Foster Care Transition Toolkit to provide guidance for foster youth transitioning to adulthood around accessing postsecondary education and employment.