U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said on NBC's Today Show that there should not necessarily be an armed teacher in every classroom, or at every grade level. When asked about raising the legal age for the purchase of certain guns, DeVos said: "everything is on the table."
In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month, it's clear the GOP majorities in Congress want to focus on school-safety initiatives, not gun control.
The White House plans to unveil a school safety proposal Monday including a push to pass of a bipartisan school safety bill, the creation of a task force chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and support for states that arm some school staff.
The past week highlighted how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has attempted to use the bully pulpit and public appearances in a variety of contexts, with some blowback.
Democrats in Congress heard from students, parents and others who have been impacted by gun violence and who are urging Congress to pass gun-control measures.
A Republican lawmaker wants to create Education Savings Accounts for military families, using money now given to school districts that receive federal Impact Aid.
Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus say U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act that don't comply with the law's protections for vulnerable groups of students
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to Parkland, Fla., Wednesday to meet with students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a mass shooting last month that left 17 dead.
The chairman of the Senate education committee said he would introduce legislation to allow schools to hire more counselors, improve infrastructure, and fund violence-prevention programs.
In a speech to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the education secretary said that just because many ESSA plans comply with federal mandates doesn't mean they would truly help students.