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August 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos Rebukes 'Racist Bigots' After Recent Violence, But Not Trump's Rhetoric

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter to agency staff Thursday decrying racist, anti-Semitic demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., in the wake of last weekend's violent protests.

August 17, 2017

Education Community Takes Trump to Task for Charlottesville Remarks

Many educators and organizations did not mince words in criticizing President Donald Trump's contention that "both sides" including those protesting a racist rally were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

August 15, 2017

How Does the 'Trump Effect' Change the Public's View of Education?

An annual survey by an education policy journal found that President Donald Trump polarized the public's views on education issues such as school choice and the Common Core State Standards.

August 11, 2017

Betsy DeVos Puts More Cash Into Firm Touting Treatment for ADHD, Autism

There are concerns that DeVos' investment in the company signals that the secretary isn't firmly committed to high standards of scientific research.

August 09, 2017

Watch Betsy DeVos' First Six Months as Secretary in Under Two Minutes

After six months on the job, what has Betsy DeVos accomplished? What are her biggest challenges? Watch this video and find out.

August 08, 2017

Democrats Blast Betsy DeVos for Her Department's 'Hostility' to Civil Rights

DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.

August 08, 2017

ESSA Point Man Jason Botel to Leave Education Dept. Post, Sources Say

Acting assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education Jason Botel may not hold that title much longer, sources say.

August 04, 2017

Will Betsy DeVos Set a High Bar for Approving ESSA Plans? Watch Michigan

Michigan's ESSA plan has been sharply criticized by various observers, but other factors could lead DeVos and her team to approve it any way.

August 03, 2017

ESSA's New High School Testing Flexibility: What's the Catch?

Allowing districts to use the SAT or ACT for high school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act may be more complicated than it appears.

August 01, 2017

DeVos Team Clarifies Rules for Evidence in ESSA School Turnaround Plans

The U.S. Department of Education has laid out final regulations for how states and districts must link school turnaround strategies to research evidence.

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