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March 21, 2018

What Does Trump's Volatile Relationship With His Cabinet Mean for Betsy DeVos?

The education secretary's widely-panned interview with "60 Minutes" triggered speculation that her job could be in trouble. But experts on both sides of the aisle doubt DeVos is in any danger.

March 20, 2018

At Tense Time for Unions, DeVos Clashes With Ed. Dept. Employee Representatives

The tussle at the federal level comes during a tense time in education labor-management relations across the country.

March 20, 2018

Betsy DeVos: School Safety Commission Will Consist of Four Cabinet Secretaries, Start Its Work Soon

The president's school safety commission will consist of four federal officials, but will meet with experts around the country, DeVos said.

March 20, 2018

Betsy DeVos Fights Dems on Vouchers, Safety, Civil Rights in Budget Hearing

"President Trump is committed to reducing the federal footprint in education, and that is reflected in this budget," Secretary of Education DeVos told members of a key House subcommittee.

March 18, 2018

Betsy DeVos Is About to Defend Her Budget. Keep These Three Things in Mind

On Tuesday morning, DeVos will pitch the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education to the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal money for K-12.

March 15, 2018

Head of Barron Trump's School, Other Private School Leaders: Don't Arm Teachers

Maryland private school leaders at Barron Trump's school and others want President Donald Trump and Congress to bolster mental health and background checks, not arm teachers.

March 13, 2018

Top Democrat Has 'No Confidence' in Betsy DeVos' School Safety Commission

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., slams the education secretary's approach as head of the commission, while DeVos' spokewoman says Murray gives an "inaccurate account" of a meeting between the two.

March 13, 2018

At PTA, Betsy DeVos Talks School Safety, Does '60 Minutes' Damage Control

The U.S. secretary of education told the National Parent Teachers Association conference she welcomed the chance to speak "unedited" about school safety and the benefits of school choice.

March 12, 2018

Was Betsy DeVos' '60 Minutes' Interview a 'Trainwreck' or 'Selectively Edited'?

The U.S. Secretary of Education seemed to stumble in her highest-profile interview yet, leading to hours of bad headlines and harsh responses on social media.

March 12, 2018

Betsy DeVos: Armed Teacher in Every Classroom Wouldn't Be 'Appropriate'

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said on NBC's Today Show that there should not necessarily be an armed teacher in every classroom, or at every grade level. When asked about raising the legal age for the purchase of certain guns, DeVos said: "everything is on the table."

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