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July 17, 2017

DeVos Tells Special Educators: Parents 'Shouldn't Have to Sue' for K-12 Choices

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reiterated her call for vouchers and other forms of school choice at a gathering Monday for special educators.

July 16, 2017

Betsy DeVos Tells a Top Critic: Obama Civil Rights Approach 'Harmed Students'

The U.S. secretary of education's handling of various civil rights issues has raised big concerns for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., top Democrat on the Senate education committee.

July 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos Calls for New Way Forward on Sexual Assault, But No Specifics

The education secretary's comments came at the end of a daylong summit where she heard from survivors of sexual assault and students who have been accused of it.

July 14, 2017

Michigan Is Latest State to Accuse Trump Ed. Dept. of Overreach on ESSA

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' home state education chief thinks her department is sending confusing messages on how states should approach implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

July 14, 2017

Prospects Seem Dim for Trump School Choice Initiative This Year

A House panel rejected it as part of the budget, and time is short for getting a tax-based school choice plan over the finish line this year.

July 13, 2017

Ed. Dept. Official Hasn't Read ESSA Carefully, Sen. Alexander Says

The head of the Senate education committee, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., thinks Jason Botel, who is charged with implementing the law, should bone up on how the Every Student Succeeds Act limits the federal role.

July 12, 2017

Your Reading Recommendations for Betsy DeVos

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will kick off the education department's summer reading program Wednesday at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

July 10, 2017

Five Big Tasks for Betsy DeVos

The U.S. secretary of education and her skeletal political staff will be spending the summer implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, looking for regulations to cut, and more.

July 09, 2017

Democratic Senators, Tri-Caucus to Betsy DeVos: Protect Students' Civil Rights

The Trump administration is sending some very troubling signals on civil rights, dozens of House Democratic lawmakers and seven senators wrote in a recent letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

July 06, 2017

Trump Administration's School Choice Plans: Four Questions to Ask

Time already may be running out for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to get a sweeping school choice initiative over the finish line this year.

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