The fight over how much virus aid should go to private school students has underscored years-long divisions in the education community focused on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
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July 22, 2020
July 21, 2020
DeVos announced the $15 million "Accessing Choices in Education" grants on July 17, and she linked the new competition to the pandemic and the need for education to be more "student-centered."
July 12, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos brought little clarity to the Trump administration's aggressive push to reopen schools in a pair of television interviews Sunday.
July 09, 2020
The flurry of statements from Trump administration officials about how schools must restart in-person instruction has created confusion and blowback.
July 07, 2020
President Donald Trump made his most forceful push yet for schools to reopen their buildings, and he is seeking to leverage the issue for his re-election campaign.
July 07, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' push to direct coronavirus relief to private school students in general doesn't match "the most straightforward reading" of the CARES Act, according to the Congressional Research Service.
July 02, 2020
As Trump officials voiced support for additional aid for K-12 schools, opponents criticized a report that the White House will push for a private school choice plan in the next relief package.
June 25, 2020
The Education Department's interim final rule is a qualified victory for those who've fought to keep more COVID aid for public schools. But it could complicate life for some districts.
June 04, 2020
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia sued U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over her rules on how schools should address sexual assault and harassment under Title IX.
May 29, 2020
The state's decision indicates that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' push on COVID-19 and private school students is having an affect.