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September 27, 2017

GOP Tax Proposal Silent on Private School Choice Boost, For Now

The GOP's "Unified Framework for Fixing a Broken Tax Code" does not mention any tax credit for donations to groups sponsoring scholarships to private schools.

September 27, 2017

Betsy DeVos Viewed Unfavorably by 40 Percent of Voters, New Poll Says

DeVos got a higher share of strong disapproval than any other member of President Trump's cabinet included in the survey.

September 26, 2017

Betsy DeVos Taps Two New Top Advisers

Michael Wooten, will head up the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, at least for now. Leonard Haynes, is likely to be a postsecondary education point person.

September 26, 2017

Betsy DeVos: Principals Should Be Able to Focus on People, Not Paperwork

In a speech, the education secretary said she's working to slash federal regulations that, in her view, are tying school leaders' hands.

September 25, 2017

Trump Wants Education Dept. to Direct $200 Million to STEM, Computer Science

President Donald Trump is calling on the U.S. Department of Education to put a new focus on STEM education, even as his budget seeks to scrap one of the only federal pots of money that schools can use for education technology.

September 21, 2017

Betsy DeVos Approves Massachusetts Plan for ESSA Implementation

Massachusetts is the 15th state so far to have its Every Student Succeeds Act plan approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

September 20, 2017

Hundreds of Advocates Tell Betsy DeVos: Don't Toss Civil Rights Regulations

Amid the Trump administration's push to slash federal red tape, educators, advocates, and parents tell the U.S. secretary of education they're worried about the effect that could have on historically overlooked groups of students.

September 19, 2017

Nominee for Top Education Dept. Attorney: I'd Tell Officials to Follow ESSA

Carlos Muñiz, only the second nominee to the Trump Education Department to have a hearing before the Senate education, addressed the Every Student Succeeds Act and transgender student rights in Tuesday testimony.

September 18, 2017

Q&A: One-on-One with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

As a new school year opens, DeVos talks with Education Week about civil rights protections for students, the Every Student Succeeds Act, special education, the bureaucracy, and more.

September 18, 2017

Top Dems: DeVos ESSA Oversight Has 'Failed' on Several Fronts, Must Improve

Democrats are pushing the education secretary to only approves plans that meet the Every Student Succeeds Act's requirements, but DeVos seems more inclined to give states a lot of leeway.

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