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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.

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.

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