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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.

October 31, 2017

Trump Slammed Jeb Bush, But His Former Staffers Are Joining Betsy DeVos

President Donald Trump beat up on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, calling him "low-energy." But a lot of people who used to work for or with Bush are at or slated to join the U.S. Department of Education

October 30, 2017

Did Betsy DeVos' Husband Violate Her Pledge Not to Donate to Political Campaigns?

During her confirmation hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos promised not to contribute to political campaigns while in office. But her husband, Dick DeVos, a businessman contributed to two Michigan political action committees, according to the Detroit News.

October 27, 2017

DeVos Scraps More 'Out-of-Date' Federal Directives to Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made a point of rolling back directives from previous administration in the name of making schools' work less costly and more efficient.

October 26, 2017

Head of Jewish Group Tapped for Top Civil Rights Post Under DeVos

Kenneth L. Marcus, the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, was announced Thursday as President Donald Trump's nominee for the job.

October 25, 2017

Democrats Ask Betsy DeVos to Act Against 'Hateful Bullying' in Schools

Senators took a potshot at DeVos' boss, President Donald Trump, arguing that his remarks on Twitter have "normalized" bigotry, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination.

October 24, 2017

The Polarizing Pick to Be Betsy DeVos' Right-Hand Man

Mick Zais, nominated to fill the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Department of Education, has some big things in common with his would-be boss, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

October 24, 2017

Lawmakers Ask Betsy DeVos to Provide 'Immediate' Relief to Puerto Rico's Schools

The lawmakers say the U.S. territory's schools need additional funding for school repair, homeless students, and mental health services, among other things.

October 19, 2017

Could Betsy DeVos' Pitch to Expand School Choice Help Dual Enrollment?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sees dual enrollment and other programs that help high school kids earn college credit as a form of school choice, her favorite K-12 policy.

October 18, 2017

Dems Use DeVos as Boogeywoman to Slam GOP Tax Plan's Benefits for Billionaires

DeVos could get at least a tax break of up to $5 million a year from the overhaul, according to a report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund.

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