The education secretary is moving forward with parts of a reorganization proposal unveiled earlier this year, including elevating the office charged with helping advocate for the private school community within the federal bureaucracy.
More than 40 states are considering postsecondary and career readiness in school performance in some way in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans.
Nate Bailey, who has been serving as DeVos' communications chief, will take over for Josh Venable.
Newly elected governors and state chiefs may seek big changes to their states' plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Congress recently passed a law that will help schools and communities cope with some of the challenges of educating children from families grappling with opioid addiction.
At least eight states are considering school climate or discipline in rating their schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Four states have raised their hands for the second round of the Every Student Succeeds Act's Innovative Assessment pilot: Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, and South Carolina.
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has hit his opponent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, for wanting to take money away from public schools being the "deciding vote" in favor of DeVos' confirmation.
Democracy Forward, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center want to know what role, if any, gun-rights lobbying groups may have played in the debate.
The U.S. secretary of education said on a conservative think tank's podcast that young voters are ill-equipped by the K-12 system to understand and debate competing ideas.