At the Brookings Institution, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discussed school choice, student performance on national and international exams, states' ESSA plans, and more.
The secretary of education didn't enjoy the smoothest confirmation process. Could that be a factor in her low ranking in a recent Saint Leo University survey?
The national survey by an educator-focused group also found that teachers have mixed views on whether states will make big changes thanks to the new federal education law.
States start submitting their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act beginning next week, and new federal guidance outlines rules for those reviewing the plans.
Trump wants a roughly 50 percent cut to Title II grants to states to $1.1 billion in the 2017 fiscal year as well as other cuts for a total of $3 billion, according to media reports.
President Donald Trump has proposed getting rid of the Title II program, which help districts and states pay for teacher and principal development, class-size reduction, and more.
Private and charter schools were considered the big winners in President Donald Trump's budget blueprint. The problem for some school of choice? Private and charter schools would be squeezed by the proposed cuts, just like regular public schools.
DeVos said in an interview with a Florida television station that it should be up to states and districts to decide how frequently to test their students.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' second visit to a public school was met the same way as her first visit--with protests--as dozens of parents and community members sang, chanted, and held up signs criticizing the Trump administration's proposals.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made big news—twice—the first time she visited a school in her new job.