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May 30, 2018

Civil Rights Advocates to DeVos: Make It Clear Educators Can't Report Students to ICE

Dozens of civil rights organizations are asking U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to clarify her recent contention that schools can decide whether or not to report undocumented students to immigration authorities.

May 24, 2018

To Get DeVos' Attention, LGBT Advocates Project Data Onto Ed. Dept. Headquarters

Human Rights Campaign wanted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to pay close attention to the results of a survey it did showing lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender students often feel unsafe in school.

May 24, 2018

Trump Ed. Dept. Announces New Career and Technical Education Grants

The department has created a new, $3 million grant program aimed at helping states provide apprenticeships in STEM fields (that's science, technology, engineering, and math) during high school.

May 23, 2018

Changes to Civil Rights Probes Under Betsy DeVos Alarm Democrats

More than a dozen Democratic senators allege in a letter that changes to civil rights investigations under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos jeopardize students who face discrimination at school.

May 23, 2018

Betsy DeVos: Schools Can Choose to Report Students to ICE. Advocates: She's Wrong.

The U.S. secretary of education told the House education committee Tuesday that it's up to schools whether to report undocumented immigrant students to federal authorities. Advocates immediately pounced on her remark.

May 22, 2018

DeVos Defends Civil Rights Record, Backs Better Pay for 'Great Teachers' at House Hearing

House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.

May 21, 2018

Will the Texas Shooting Prompt Action From Trump's School Safety Commission?

Now that there has been another deadly school shooting, at Santa Fe High School in Texas, educators, parents, and others are wondering just what the commission, led by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, has been up to since its inception.

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.

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