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June 02, 2017

DeVos Cites District of Columbia in Defending Trump's Push for School Choice

The District of Columbia, under federal government supervision, has done a good job providing education options to families, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a school visit there.

June 01, 2017

Democratic Senators Tag-Team Betsy DeVos Over Ethics Concerns

The U.S. Secretary of Education hasn't appeared publicly before the Senate education committee since her confirmation hearing in January, but Democratic senators haven't stopped bird-dogging her.

May 31, 2017

Trump's School Choice Plan Could Quickly Stall in Washington, Analysts Say

The politics of education have been cast in a new light thanks to the election of President Donald Trump, and a panel at the Education Writers Association annual meeting on Wednesday reflected the shifting currents for K-12.

May 31, 2017

Ed. Dept. Has No Plans for a 'Federal Voucher Program.' Let's Break That Down.

The $250 million grant program for private school vouchers in the president's proposed budget has quickly become a flash point for both friends and foes of school choice.

May 25, 2017

Watch a Schools Chief Discuss Trump's Proposed Education Budget

We sat down with the superintendent of Maryland's second-largest school district to get his views on the president's proposed budget for education.

May 24, 2017

DeVos, Democrats Wage War Over Budget Cuts, Students' Rights Under Vouchers

In defending the president's budget on Capitol Hill, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos implored lawmakers to focus on "students and their education," rather than "schools and systems." Democrats weren't buying it.

May 22, 2017

DeVos: It Would Be a 'Terrible Mistake' for States Not to Expand School Choice

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos excoriated foes of school choice in a speech to an advocacy group, but didn't give details about the Trump administration's proposals to expand it.

May 19, 2017

What Do Continued Education Dept. Vacancies Mean for ESSA?

If peer reviewers want to recommend against approving a state's ESSA plan, the lack of permanent political staffers could become an issue, some experts say.

May 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Address American Federation for Children

The U.S. secretary of education will address the school choice advocacy organization she chaired and helped found, speaking at its national convention in Indianapolis, a source said.

May 16, 2017

Report: Michigan Lawmaker to Be Tapped for Adult Education Post at Ed. Dept.

Tim Kelly, a GOP member of the state legislature, told the Detroit News he expects DeVos to tap him as assistant secretary of technical and adult education.

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