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November 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos: Many Students Aren't Being Prepared for the Careers of Tomorrow

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told a roomful of CEOs that many students aren't mastering the skills needed for future careers.

November 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos: Stop 'Forcing' Four-Year Degrees as Only Pathway to Success

The U.S. secretary of Education said at the top of the first meeting of the White House Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion that a four-year degree isn't right for every student.

November 13, 2017

School Choice Would Get Boost From Proposed Amendments to Senate Tax Bill

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the amendments to the Senate tax bill that could create federal incentives for increasing private school choice.

November 09, 2017

Betsy DeVos Urged to Reject Florida's ESSA Plan by Civil Rights Groups

Florida's ESSA plan would give state tests only in English, and it would also leave English-language proficiency out of the state accountability system. Civil rights activists have a problem with those approaches.

November 08, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Visit Schools in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

DeVos will visit a school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, and then a school on St. Thomas later in the day.

November 07, 2017

How Do Trump's K-12 Campaign Promises Hold Up a Year After His Election?

As a candidate, now-President Donald Trump pledged a huge new school choice initiative, a slimmed down Education Department, the end of the common core, and more.

November 06, 2017

The GOP Has a New Vehicle for School Choice, But Are the Wealthy at the Wheel?

Recent data shows that most Americans are not aware of the savings plans that could be used to expand private school choice in the proposed Republican rewrite of the tax code.

November 05, 2017

Special Ed. Advocates to DeVos: Don't Let New York Get Out of ESSA's Testing Rules

Special education advocates are not fans of New York's plan to The Empire State, to give students with significant cognitive disabilities a test that matches their instructional level, not their age.

November 02, 2017

Trump Ed. Dept. Offers 255 Employees BuyOuts, Early Retirement

It's not clear if the offers are part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' plan to trim the federal footprint on K-12, since these types of buyouts aren't unique to the Trump administration.

November 01, 2017

How's DeVos Handling a Big Special Education Issue? See Bill Cassidy's Answer

Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican and education committee member who prioritizes issues for children with dyslexia, is impressed with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' approach to the issue.

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