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.
Candidates in key races have sharply different views on school choice, education spending, immigration, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Science tests don't have to be used for accountability purposes. But at least 19 states are choosing to make them part of their school rating systems anyway.
Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Patty Murray of Washington state highlight concerns about virtual charters' academic outcomes and management practices.
The new federal tax code includes a change to federally backed college savings plans that has some revenue implications for states that have their own plans.
Programs focused on helping schools with improve instruction in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, were big winners in the latest round of the Education Innovation and Research grants.
All the ESSA plans submitted by states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have been approved by Betsy DeVos. Don't feel like reading them all? We've got your cheat sheet here.
Earlier this year, Puerto Rico surveyed schools to measure the mental health needs of students and educators after Hurricane Maria. They're using results to help schools with the greatest needs.