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May 20, 2018

Five Things to Watch for When Betsy DeVos Makes Rare Visit to Capitol Hill

The U.S. secretary of education will speak to lawmakers on the House education committee on Tuesday about the department's "policies and priorities."

May 18, 2018

Advocates to Betsy DeVos: Give Educators 'Meaningful Opportunities' To Inform School Safety Work

Eight organizations—representing state chiefs, parents, local superintendents, and principals as well as school social workers, counselors, and psychologists—want U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to give their members a voice when it comes to the work of the president's school safety commission.

May 17, 2018

Amid Criticism, Betsy DeVos Meets With School Shooting Survivors, Experts

The briefing, which was not open to the public, was intended to help lay the groundwork for work of the administration's school safety commission. The panel is charged with finding solutions for mass shootings in schools.

May 17, 2018

Trump Administration: Don't Rob Impact Aid Dollars for Military Choice

The Trump administration wants to push school choice for military families. But it doesn't support a proposal to use some Impact Aid funding to help expand school choice to military-connected children, an administration official told Education Week.

May 16, 2018

Senate Confirms Trump Nominee for Deputy Secretary Under Betsy DeVos

Senators confirmed Mick Zais, the former state schools chief for South Carolina and a retired Army brigadier general, by a 50-48 vote on Wednesday.

May 16, 2018

Betsy DeVos Approves ESSA Plans for Alaska and Iowa

That brings the number of states with approved plans to 44, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Still awaiting the OK: California, Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Utah

May 16, 2018

DeVos: State Bans on Public Money to Religious Schools Should Go To 'Ash Heap of History'

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos railed against state constitutional prohibitions on public funds going to religious institutions in a speech to the Alfred E. Smith Foundation in New York City.

May 10, 2018

House Vote Could Decide Fate of School Choice Plan for Key Group of Students

Advocates push to expand federally backed school choice under the Trump administration has pretty much fallen flat this Congress—and there might be only one proposal left that can save it.

May 07, 2018

Melania Trump Unveils Initiative to Bolster Emotional Health, Combat Bullying and Opioid Crisis

The announcement of the first lady's "Be Best" initiative included almost no details, including whether the Trump administration is seeking more money for any of the causes she Trump mentioned.

April 26, 2018

How ESSA Plans Blessed by Betsy DeVos Handle Test Scores, Goals, and More

The education secretary has approved Every Student Succeeds Act plans from 37 states and the District of Columbia. How do they handle key issues like tests and academic goals?

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