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July 11, 2018

Counseling, Mental Health Access Dominate Federal School Safety Meeting

Students, especially vulnerable populations and children in remote areas, aren't getting nearly enough access to mental health services, experts told the Federal School Safety Commission.

July 02, 2018

Betsy DeVos: Merging Labor and Education Will Help U.S. Keep Up With Other Nations

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says merging the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Labor will help the country's schools catch up to our counterparts in other countries, including some she visited on her recent swing through Europe.

June 29, 2018

Lawmakers Demand Answers From DeVos About Unaccompanied Migrant Children's Education

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and three other cabinet secretaries, congressional Democrats ask how the government is ensuring that these children get required education services.

June 26, 2018

Plenty on Security, Little on Guns at Federal School-Safety Session in Kentucky

Commission members heard pleas for more school resource officers and counselors, along with more far-afield ideas like age restrictions for cell phones, at a listening session in Kentucky.

June 25, 2018

Senate Approves Jeb Bush's Former Lt. Gov. for Top K-12 Job at Education Department

The U.S. Senate voted Monday to approve the nomination of Frank Brogan as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education.

June 21, 2018

Trump Officially Proposes Merging U.S. Departments of Education, Labor

President Donald Trump outlined the details of a plan to combine the two into a single agency focused on workforce readiness and career development. The plan is likely to face serious political and logistical hurdles.

June 15, 2018

Betsy DeVos Touts School Choice Opportunities in the U.K., Netherlands

"Both of these countries have continued to forge ahead with reforms and changes that are actually meeting students' needs today," DeVos told reporters in a Friday conference call that capped off a ten-day trip to Europe.

June 14, 2018

House Spending Bill Would Give Small Boost to Education, Reject Cuts by DeVos

The U.S. Department of Education would get a nearly $71 billion budget in a House spending bill for the next spending year released Thursday. The legislation includes increases for charter schools and special education.

June 12, 2018

NRA Has a 'Tight Grip' on Trump's School Safety Work, Senator Tells Betsy DeVos

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., also told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that she has concerns about the way the commission has, in her view, diminished opportunities for public input.

June 08, 2018

Betsy DeVos: America Can Learn a Lot From Swiss Apprenticeships

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said there are a host of things about the Swiss apprenticeship system that America could emulate. But she doesn't the federal government should be necessarily spearhead any initiative on that issue.

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