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August 08, 2017

Democrats Blast Betsy DeVos for Her Department's 'Hostility' to Civil Rights

DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.

August 08, 2017

ESSA Point Man Jason Botel to Leave Education Dept. Post, Sources Say

Acting assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education Jason Botel may not hold that title much longer, sources say.

August 04, 2017

Will Betsy DeVos Set a High Bar for Approving ESSA Plans? Watch Michigan

Michigan's ESSA plan has been sharply criticized by various observers, but other factors could lead DeVos and her team to approve it any way.

August 03, 2017

ESSA's New High School Testing Flexibility: What's the Catch?

Allowing districts to use the SAT or ACT for high school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act may be more complicated than it appears.

August 01, 2017

DeVos Team Clarifies Rules for Evidence in ESSA School Turnaround Plans

The U.S. Department of Education has laid out final regulations for how states and districts must link school turnaround strategies to research evidence.

July 28, 2017

Top Democrats to Betsy DeVos: Your New Plan for ESSA Review Violates the Law

Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that her department's plan for phone calls prior to written feedback is problematic.

July 27, 2017

Lawmakers Ask Betsy DeVos to Clamp Down on 'Zero Tolerance' Discipline

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos hasn't really weighed in decisively with her thoughts on school discipline, which was an area of significant interest for the Obama administration.

July 26, 2017

After Proposing $9 Billion Cut, Trump Making Salary Donation to Ed. Dept.

President Donald Trump plans to donate his $100,000 salary for this quarter to the agency, to help pay for a camp focused on science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM.

July 24, 2017

Betsy DeVos Is a K-12 Advocate. So Why All the Action in Higher Ed?

The U.S. secretary of education has been in office for going on six months and has been way more active on higher education than on K-12.

July 20, 2017

Betsy DeVos Urges States to Take Reins on K-12 Policy

The U.S. secretary of education told those gathered for a conference of the conservative ALEC group that she supports a smaller federal role in education and encouraged states to pursue school choice.

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