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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?

April 20, 2018

How Congress Could Give School Choice to Military Kids Without an Impact Aid Uproar

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Pentagon officials Thursday to talk about one of her favorite topics: Extending school choice to the children of military personnel.

April 18, 2018

Senate Confirms Nominee to Be Top Attorney at DeVos Education Department

Muñiz is the fifth Trump political nominee to the Education Department to be approved by the Senate, but nominees for positions that oversee issues like civil rights and policy analysis still await confirmation.

April 15, 2018

Betsy DeVos Has Been Scarce on Capitol Hill; Why Is That?

Democrats are unhappy that the education secretary has appeared on Capitol Hill less often than her recent predecessors, but Republicans cite scheduling conflicts and other factors.

April 12, 2018

Betsy DeVos Says We Can't 'Spend Our Way' Out of Stagnant Test Scores

The U.S. education secretary and her four most recent predecessors agreed at a conference that the nation still struggles to educate its future workforce 35 after the landmark "A Nation at Risk" report.

April 10, 2018

Military Coalition Tells Congress Not to Raid Federal Budget for School Choice

The consortium representing various veterans' groups and uniformed associations is pushing back on the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, which was introduced last month by Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind.

April 10, 2018

DeVos Calls School Choice-Friendly Fla. a 'Bright Spot' in 'Stagnant' NAEP Scores

The education secretary praises the Sunshine State while lamenting a national report that showed little progress in reading and math, and persistent achievement gaps between low-income and minority students and their peers.

April 09, 2018

DeVos: Some Educators Say Schools Are 'Less Safe' Because of Obama Discipline Guidance

The department is mulling scrapping the guidance, or making major tweaks to it, as part of an administration-wide effort to slim down regulations.

April 09, 2018

Betsy DeVos: Oklahoma Teachers Should 'Stay Focused on What's Right For Kids'

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that striking teachers in Oklahoma shouldn't let "adult disagreements" get in the way of serving students.

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