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March 11, 2018

Parkland, ESSA, and That Tweet: Betsy DeVos Had Herself a Week

The past week highlighted how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has attempted to use the bully pulpit and public appearances in a variety of contexts, with some blowback.

March 07, 2018

Black, Hispanic, Asian Democrats in House Slam DeVos on ESSA Plans

Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus say U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act that don't comply with the law's protections for vulnerable groups of students

March 07, 2018

Betsy DeVos in Florida: Arming Well-Trained Staff Should Be Option for Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to Parkland, Fla., Wednesday to meet with students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of a mass shooting last month that left 17 dead.

March 06, 2018

Betsy DeVos Scolds States on Lack of Ambition in Their ESSA Plans

In a speech to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the education secretary said that just because many ESSA plans comply with federal mandates doesn't mean they would truly help students.

February 28, 2018

DeVos Announces Additional Aid for Students Impacted by Hurricanes and Wildfires

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced additional federal money on Thursday for K-12 students impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the California wildfires, last year.

February 28, 2018

Betsy DeVos Wants to Direct Federal Funds to School Choice, STEM, Workforce Readiness

The U.S. Secretary of Education's priorities will help determine how the Education Department allocates some $500 million in competitive-grant money and pushing an agenda without new legislation.

February 23, 2018

Poll: Education Department Viewed Less Favorably Than FBI, EPA, Postal Service

The U.S. Department of Education, thanks in large part to Secretary Betsy DeVos, has been in the news quite a bit over the last year or so. So what do Americans think about the department after a banner year for coverage?

February 22, 2018

Betsy DeVos Wants Education Savings Accounts for Military Families

The Trump administration may turn its school choice focus to a group of students the federal government has a special responsibility for: Military-connected kids

February 07, 2018

Betsy DeVos: Outsider Status Has Been 'Asset' in First Year on the Job

In a discussion with reporters, the education secretary talked about her plans for "rethinking" schools, deregulation, implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, what's next on school choice, and more.

February 07, 2018

Ask an Educator: How Did Betsy DeVos Do in Her First Year in Office?

Here's a look at what some teachers, district leaders, and school board members had to say about the secretary's first year on the job.

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