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October 30, 2019

DeVos Praises Florida's NAEP Performance Despite Significant Declines

For the second straight year, Betsy DeVos lauded Florida for its performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. But when it comes to the state's 2019 scores, is that praise from DeVos justified?

October 21, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tells a Story Betsy DeVos Loves to Hear

A personal story told by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlights the implacable tension between advocates for traditional public schools and those who back charter schools and vouchers.

October 09, 2019

DeVos Education Department Criticizes States Again for Their ESSA Approach

"We're all going to be really disappointed at the first crack at this," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said about ESSA's required per-student spending reports for each school.

October 03, 2019

What Can We Learn From Betsy DeVos' School Visits? Explore Our Interactive Map

Education Week's interactive map tracks U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' school visits. Here's what you can learn from them and from her messaging focus on "education freedom."

October 02, 2019

The Education Department Is a Little More Popular Than ICE, New Survey Finds

The numbers represent a decline in the Education Department's favorability ratings on the Pew Research Center's latest poll, but they're still higher than late in the Obama administration.

October 01, 2019

Is Trump's Team Pessimistic About Its Big Education Plan's Chances? This Could Be Why

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway promoted Education Freedom Scholarships at an event Oct. 1, but didn't sound particularly sanguine about the plan's chances.

July 29, 2019

Civil Rights Enforcement for LGBTQ Students Scaled Back Under Trump, Analysis Finds

Students' complaints about school discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity were less likely to result in changes under the Trump administration than they did under the Obama administration, an analysis of federal records finds.

July 29, 2019

DeVos Seeks to Align Education Grants With Trump-Backed Economic Initiative

Opportunity Zones. created through the 2017 federal tax bill, have already been prioritized by Betsy DeVos when it comes to federal charter school grants. The new proposed rule could mean more federal grants prioritizes these zones.

July 17, 2019

Betsy DeVos to Visit Manufacturer Where Hundreds of Teachers Work Second Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will hold a workforce event at a South Carolina drug manufacturer that employs hundreds of cash-strapped teachers in second jobs.

July 11, 2019

The American Federation of Teachers Is Suing Betsy DeVos Over Loan Forgiveness

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has filed the lawsuit, claiming Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made it impossible for people to secure Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

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