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December 13, 2017

Most Educators At Least Slightly Wary of Wading Into Politics, Survey Says

"Educator Political Perceptions: A National Survey" is a just-released poll of the nation's educators from the Education Week Research Center.

December 07, 2017

Betsy DeVos Releases Q&A Explaining Landmark Special Education Ruling

School districts wondering about the legal implications of a major special education court case now have some help from the U.S. Department of Education.

December 06, 2017

What Does Betsy DeVos' Take on Rising Grad Rates, Stagnant Test Scores Tell Us?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used the PIRLS results to make the case that American education needs a shake-up. Meanwhile, her reaction to the increase in graduation rates was more muted, especially compared to the Obama administration's.

December 04, 2017

Tax Bill Extras: A Win for Ted Cruz, a Loss for Orrin Hatch, DeVos Gets Mentioned

The Senate's passage of a tax overhaul bill featured some late-night, dramatic moments concerning school choice, religious instruction, and a private college linked to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

November 30, 2017

Betsy DeVos Links Nation's Stagnant Test Scores to Lack of Parental Choice

"We are being outpaced and outperformed by countries like China, Germany, Vietnam, and the U.K." DeVos said in a speech to Jeb Bush's education foundation. "We are a nation still at risk. We are a nation at greater risk."

November 28, 2017

Betsy DeVos Approves Michigan's ESSA Plan

DeVos' approval of her home state's plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act was a long time coming.

November 28, 2017

DeVos Has Approved ESSA Plans That Flout Federal Law, Top Democrat Says

This isn't the first time Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has taken heat from Democrats for how she's handled the Every Student Succeeds Act.

November 20, 2017

Hundreds of Comments Pour In on DeVos' Priorities for Education Grants

More than 1,000 people and organizations had thoughts for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team on the department will decide who gets competitive grant money.

November 18, 2017

Oh Brother: What's in Store for Betsy DeVos if Erik Prince Runs for Senate?

In recent weeks, Erik Prince, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' younger brother, has publicly discussed running for the Wyoming U.S. Senate seat.

November 17, 2017

DeVos' Team Hears Criticisms of Obama-Era Guidance on Student Discipline

Civil rights groups and their advocates in Congress worry the meeting could serve as a prelude to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ultimately revoking the guidance.

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