President Donald Trump beat up on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, calling him "low-energy." But a lot of people who used to work for or with Bush are at or slated to join the U.S. Department of Education
October 2017 Archives
During her confirmation hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos promised not to contribute to political campaigns while in office. But her husband, Dick DeVos, a businessman contributed to two Michigan political action committees, according to the Detroit News.
President Donald Trump has tapped the current director of risk management at the U.S. Agency of International Development, to be the chief financial officer at the Education Department.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made a point of rolling back directives from previous administration in the name of making schools' work less costly and more efficient.
Kenneth L. Marcus, the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, was announced Thursday as President Donald Trump's nominee for the job.
The Every Student Succeeds Act is set to hit school districts this school year. But there is still a lot of confusion about the law that replaced the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act.
The extent to which states are using their Every Student Succeeds Act plans to help align their public schools with their higher education systems and postsecondary goals is mixed, according to a new analysis.
Senators took a potshot at DeVos' boss, President Donald Trump, arguing that his remarks on Twitter have "normalized" bigotry, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination.
Mick Zais, nominated to fill the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Department of Education, has some big things in common with his would-be boss, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Even though the Investing in Innovation program has been remade as the Education Innovation and Research program, and a new administration is in charge, the list of grantees includes many past winners.
The lawmakers say the U.S. territory's schools need additional funding for school repair, homeless students, and mental health services, among other things.
Chris Minnich, who has served as the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers for the past five years, is stepping down early next year.
Civil rights advocates are worried about the way Arizona's plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act handles transient students.
The resolutions themselves, passed on Oct. 5 in the House and on Thursday in the Senate, don't enact tax cuts by themselves. But they set the stage for potential major tax cuts in Congress.
The Trump administration wants $1 billion for a new education savings account program for military families living on bases, according to a report from a news and opinion organization run by several high-profile former staffers from President Barack Obama's administration, among others.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sees dual enrollment and other programs that help high school kids earn college credit as a form of school choice, her favorite K-12 policy.
DeVos could get at least a tax break of up to $5 million a year from the overhaul, according to a report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Some critics say the U.S. Secretary of Education, a champion of school choice, focuses too much on private schools and gives public schools short shrift.
Thirty-four states and Puerto Rico turned in their plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act in September and October.
The Heritage Foundation almost stopped the Every Student Succeeds Act from becoming law and has been skeptical of some Republicans ideas to expand school choice.
The Trump team is really behind the eight-ball when it comes to filing top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, compared to the previous administration's pace.
The 84-year-old Broad is the founder of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which is a strong supporter of charter schools and for more than a decade, awarded a prize to urban school systems it deemed as outstanding.
The leading Democrats on K-12 issues in Congress are not happy that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to make school choice a top priority when it comes to doling out federal grant money on a competitive basis.
During a trip to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Politics K-12's Andrew Ujifusa caught up with the secretary of education, talked with José Andrés about how he plans to use schools to help feed Puerto Ricans, and saw how two schools are providing aid to those in need.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to give applicants interested in school choice, STEM, workforce development, school climate, literacy, and other priorities a leg up in pursuing federal grants.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is headed to Oregon and Washington state this week, but it looks like she won't get a universally warm welcome.
The U.S. secretary of education' school choice agenda has hit roadblocks on Capitol Hill, but she has other levers to get states and districts to offer more schooling options.
Education insiders surveyed by a consulting group don't expect the Trump administration will get its budget cuts or enact its school choice proposals.
The Education Department is catching up by publishing information that was supposed to have been placed in the Federal Register when the waivers were granted between 2011 and 2016.
There could be room on some education issues for Democrats to strike some kind of deal with President Donald Trump, but getting there could be really difficult.
We've been following the progress of Every Student Succeeds Act plans from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and we've got a map and more to help you out.
President Donald Trump has tapped Mitchell "Mick" Zais, the former South Carolina chief state school officer, as deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.
State chiefs told senators how they were taking advantage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, while lawmakers expressed concerns along partisan lines about the balance of political power.
When the Every Student Succeeds Act passed, there was worry that states would walk away from making sure that particular groups of students mattered in their school accountability systems.
President Donald Trump has tapped Tim Kelly, a Michigan state representative to serve as assistant secretary for career and technical education.
Opting out of mandated tests has been a hot potato for years, and states are taking various approaches to the issue in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans.