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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.

June 30, 2017

Trump Ed. Dept. Gives ESSA Feedback to Five More States

Will this round of feedback to a fresh group of states on their Every Student Succeeds Act plans give fans of local control yet another case of heartburn?

June 29, 2017

Trump Ed. Dept. Gives States, Districts Extra Time on ESSA Financial Transparency Requirement

States will get an extra year to comply with new financial transparency requirements in the Every Student Succeeds that are aimed at shining a light on school district spending.

June 27, 2017

Dozens of Democratic Senators Express Concerns About DeVos and Civil Rights

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and 33 other Democratic senators have major concerns with the direction of the civil rights enforcement under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

June 22, 2017

See Betsy DeVos' Update on Cutting Education Regulations

The education secretary is looking at 150 regulations and 1,677 pieces of policy guidance, to see what should be tossed.

June 22, 2017

Black Caucus Dumps Trump Meeting, Says DeVos Won't Protect Civil Rights

A letter from the Congressional Black Caucus highlighted proposed Trump administration budget cuts and its decision to nix a school diversity program among the reasons for refusing another meeting with the president.

June 21, 2017

Trump Administration Wants Advice on Cutting Back Education Regulations

A Federal Register notice asks the education community to identify guidance and regulations that are driving up costs, or creating extra work for states, districts, and educators.

June 21, 2017

Is DeVos Sending Mixed Messages on Advanced Courses and Accountability?

At least eight states want to use AP, IB, and dual enrollment scores to show kids are college-ready under ESSA. DeVos and company may not approve.

June 19, 2017

Democrats Hope DeVos Will Spur Donations to Ossoff in Heated House Race

Last week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a fundraising email with the subject line, "DeVos STEALS Georgia."

June 16, 2017

Civil Rights Commission Launches Investigation Into Ed. Dept., Other Agencies

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights launched a two-year investigation into civil rights practices under the Trump administration, including at the U.S. Department of Education.

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