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April 27, 2017

Could the Recent D.C. Voucher Report Hurt Trump's School Choice Pitch?

Critics of the federally funded voucher program quickly pounced on the study's findings to throw cold water on the Trump administration's push to expand private school voucher programs.

April 25, 2017

Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Local Control of K-12

The executive order seems to be a not-so-veiled shot at the Obama administration, which used federal funding to entice states to adopt the Common Core State Standards and more.

April 24, 2017

DeVos Tells Fox News: 'There Isn't Really Any Common Core Any More'

The comment came in a Fox News interview when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was asked if she would withhold federal money from states that use the standards.

April 24, 2017

Advocacy Groups Urge DeVos to Rethink Approach to Civil Rights

A coalition of advocacy organizations are concerned about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' early moves with respect to civil rights, including her pick as acting head of the office for civil rights.

April 24, 2017

Education Department Hires Press Secretary

The U.S. Department of Education's press secretary comes from the office of a Texas Republican member of Congress.

April 20, 2017

Rifts Remain as Betsy DeVos, Randi Weingarten Tour Ohio District

The education secretary and the American Federation of Teachers president agree the Van Wert district is great, but don't see eye-to-eye on vouchers, the budget, and more.

April 20, 2017

Trump Picks Ex-HP Executive for Top Management Job at Education Department

Holly Luong Ham, who will oversee the department's office of management, is joining the list of recent appointments to work under Secretary Betsy DeVos.

April 19, 2017

Betsy DeVos, Randi Weingarten Set to Visit Ohio District

It remains to be seen if Thursday's visit by the education secretary and the teachers' union president to rural Van Wert will turn out to be a love feast.

April 13, 2017

If DeVos Wants More Protection for Transgender Students, Here Are Options

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos supported rescinding the Obama administration's guidance on transgender students, but she's also argued that protecting all students from bullying and harassment is one of her top priorities.

April 12, 2017

U.S. Department of Education Announces Key Hires

Many of these folks have been working in the education department since the beginning of the Trump administration, but now they will have more formal, official roles.

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