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June 22, 2017

See Betsy DeVos' Update on Cutting Education Regulations

The education secretary is looking at 150 regulations and 1,677 pieces of policy guidance, to see what should be tossed.

June 22, 2017

Black Caucus Dumps Trump Meeting, Says DeVos Won't Protect Civil Rights

A letter from the Congressional Black Caucus highlighted proposed Trump administration budget cuts and its decision to nix a school diversity program among the reasons for refusing another meeting with the president.

June 21, 2017

Trump Administration Wants Advice on Cutting Back Education Regulations

A Federal Register notice asks the education community to identify guidance and regulations that are driving up costs, or creating extra work for states, districts, and educators.

June 21, 2017

Is DeVos Sending Mixed Messages on Advanced Courses and Accountability?

At least eight states want to use AP, IB, and dual enrollment scores to show kids are college-ready under ESSA. DeVos and company may not approve.

June 19, 2017

Democrats Hope DeVos Will Spur Donations to Ossoff in Heated House Race

Last week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a fundraising email with the subject line, "DeVos STEALS Georgia."

June 16, 2017

Civil Rights Commission Launches Investigation Into Ed. Dept., Other Agencies

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights launched a two-year investigation into civil rights practices under the Trump administration, including at the U.S. Department of Education.

June 16, 2017

DeVos Feedback on Education Plans Defies Federal Law's Intent, State Leaders Say

The Council of Chief State School Officers is expressing concern that some of the Trump team's feedback to states would actually go beyond the scope of the law.

June 15, 2017

Report That DeVos Will Limit Civil Rights Probes Alarms Top Senate Democrat

The top Democrat on the Senate education committee is expressing dismay at a report from ProPublica that the U.S. Department of Education is rethinking its approach to civil rights.

June 13, 2017

Trump Administration Wants More Info on Three State ESSA Plans

Delaware, Nevada, and New Mexico must supply a detailed list of information to get their plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

June 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos Warns Charter Schools Against Becoming 'The Man'

Stay innovative and don't turn into another group of entrenched paper pushers, the U.S. secretary of education cautions members of the nation's largest charter school organization.

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