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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.

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.

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