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April 24, 2017

Advocacy Groups Urge DeVos to Rethink Approach to Civil Rights

A coalition of advocacy organizations are concerned about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' early moves with respect to civil rights, including her pick as acting head of the office for civil rights.

April 24, 2017

Education Department Hires Press Secretary

The U.S. Department of Education's press secretary comes from the office of a Texas Republican member of Congress.

April 20, 2017

Rifts Remain as Betsy DeVos, Randi Weingarten Tour Ohio District

The education secretary and the American Federation of Teachers president agree the Van Wert district is great, but don't see eye-to-eye on vouchers, the budget, and more.

April 20, 2017

Trump Picks Ex-HP Executive for Top Management Job at Education Department

Holly Luong Ham, who will oversee the department's office of management, is joining the list of recent appointments to work under Secretary Betsy DeVos.

April 19, 2017

Betsy DeVos, Randi Weingarten Set to Visit Ohio District

It remains to be seen if Thursday's visit by the education secretary and the teachers' union president to rural Van Wert will turn out to be a love feast.

April 13, 2017

If DeVos Wants More Protection for Transgender Students, Here Are Options

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos supported rescinding the Obama administration's guidance on transgender students, but she's also argued that protecting all students from bullying and harassment is one of her top priorities.

April 12, 2017

U.S. Department of Education Announces Key Hires

Many of these folks have been working in the education department since the beginning of the Trump administration, but now they will have more formal, official roles.

April 11, 2017

Some States Look Beyond Reading, Math in ESSA Accountability

Of the nine state plans released so far, at least five include—or plan to include—academic or extracurricular subjects beyond reading and math.

April 07, 2017

A Chance for Betsy DeVos to Promote Choice While Avoiding Vouchers

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has talked up the section of ESSA that allows states to set aside 3 percent of their Title I money to promote "direct student services" including course choice.

April 05, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Visit Private, Charter, and Public Schools in Miami

This is the secretary of education's third visit to school choice-friendly Florida, a state she recently described as a model for the nation on K-12 policy.

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