The phrase "government schools" dates back decades to the earliest origins of the school choice movement. Here's why Trump may have used used it in his State of the Union address.
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The Education Flexibility program allows participating states to waive certain federal education requirements so that school districts can try new approaches.
January 30, 2020
Barbour, who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997, will serve as chairman of the National Assessment Governing Board for a term that lasts until Sept. 30, 2023.
January 23, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos also invoked slavery in remarks on the abortion debate given to Christian college students in Washington Wednesday.
January 15, 2020
It's pretty obvious by now that many Democrats are growing increasingly uncomfortable supporting charter schools. But New Hampshire lawmakers have taken the unusual step of rejecting federal charter school grant money.
October 30, 2019
For the second straight year, Betsy DeVos lauded Florida for its performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. But when it comes to the state's 2019 scores, is that praise from DeVos justified?
October 21, 2019
A personal story told by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlights the implacable tension between advocates for traditional public schools and those who back charter schools and vouchers.
October 09, 2019
"We're all going to be really disappointed at the first crack at this," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said about ESSA's required per-student spending reports for each school.
October 03, 2019
Education Week's interactive map tracks U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' school visits. Here's what you can learn from them and from her messaging focus on "education freedom."
October 02, 2019
The numbers represent a decline in the Education Department's favorability ratings on the Pew Research Center's latest poll, but they're still higher than late in the Obama administration.