Florida's ESSA plan would give state tests only in English, and it would also leave English-language proficiency out of the state accountability system. Civil rights activists have a problem with those approaches.
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November 09, 2017
November 08, 2017
DeVos will visit a school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, and then a school on St. Thomas later in the day.
November 07, 2017
As a candidate, now-President Donald Trump pledged a huge new school choice initiative, a slimmed down Education Department, the end of the common core, and more.
November 06, 2017
Recent data shows that most Americans are not aware of the savings plans that could be used to expand private school choice in the proposed Republican rewrite of the tax code.
November 05, 2017
Special education advocates are not fans of New York's plan to The Empire State, to give students with significant cognitive disabilities a test that matches their instructional level, not their age.
November 02, 2017
It's not clear if the offers are part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' plan to trim the federal footprint on K-12, since these types of buyouts aren't unique to the Trump administration.
November 01, 2017
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
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
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
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.