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October 25, 2017

Democrats Ask Betsy DeVos to Act Against 'Hateful Bullying' in Schools

Senators took a potshot at DeVos' boss, President Donald Trump, arguing that his remarks on Twitter have "normalized" bigotry, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination.

October 24, 2017

The Polarizing Pick to Be Betsy DeVos' Right-Hand Man

Mick Zais, nominated to fill the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Department of Education, has some big things in common with his would-be boss, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

October 24, 2017

Lawmakers Ask Betsy DeVos to Provide 'Immediate' Relief to Puerto Rico's Schools

The lawmakers say the U.S. territory's schools need additional funding for school repair, homeless students, and mental health services, among other things.

October 19, 2017

Could Betsy DeVos' Pitch to Expand School Choice Help Dual Enrollment?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sees dual enrollment and other programs that help high school kids earn college credit as a form of school choice, her favorite K-12 policy.

October 18, 2017

Dems Use DeVos as Boogeywoman to Slam GOP Tax Plan's Benefits for Billionaires

DeVos could get at least a tax break of up to $5 million a year from the overhaul, according to a report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund.

October 17, 2017

Here's How Often Betsy DeVos Has Visited Public Schools as Education Secretary

Some critics say the U.S. Secretary of Education, a champion of school choice, focuses too much on private schools and gives public schools short shrift.

October 12, 2017

Democrats Decry Betsy DeVos' Move to Prioritize 'Privatization'

The leading Democrats on K-12 issues in Congress are not happy that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to make school choice a top priority when it comes to doling out federal grant money on a competitive basis.

October 11, 2017

DeVos Wants to Steer Grant Money to School Choice, STEM, and More

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to give applicants interested in school choice, STEM, workforce development, school climate, literacy, and other priorities a leg up in pursuing federal grants.

October 11, 2017

Betsy DeVos Heads Northwest, Faces Chilly Reception

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is headed to Oregon and Washington state this week, but it looks like she won't get a universally warm welcome.

October 10, 2017

Three Ways Betsy DeVos Could Push School Choice Without Congress

The U.S. secretary of education' school choice agenda has hit roadblocks on Capitol Hill, but she has other levers to get states and districts to offer more schooling options.

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