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March 27, 2020

DeVos Proposes 'Microgrants' for Students, Teachers During School Closures

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said such grants could help teachers with online learning as well as disadvantaged students in places where school systems have "simply shut down."

March 27, 2020

What the Coronavirus Aid Bill Trump Signed Does for Education, in One Chart

President Donald Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus aid package that includes billions to help school budgets, but falls short of what many in the education community say students and educators will need.

March 24, 2020

How Does Current Law Limit Betsy DeVos' Power to Waive Education Mandates?

Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.

March 21, 2020

DeVos Expected to Address State Testing at White House Briefing on Coronavirus

The education secretary is expected to speak at a White House coronavirus press briefing Sunday or Monday to discuss the cancellation of standardized testing for this school year.

March 19, 2020

Senate Coronavirus Bill Would Give DeVos Sweeping Power to Waive Education Law

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act would give the education secretary the power to grant "national emergency educational waivers" from the Every Student Succeeds Act and other laws.

March 17, 2020

Key Senator Opposes DeVos' Plan for Teacher PD Vouchers

The creation of vouchers for teachers' professional development "violates both the spirit and intent" of federal law, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. says in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

March 05, 2020

Senators Press DeVos for Specifics on How Schools Should Handle Coronavirus

As communities around the country record new cases of coronavirus, schools are grappling with tough questions about how to respond, senators told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.

February 27, 2020

At Heated Budget Hearing, Betsy DeVos Denies Seeking to 'Privatize' Education

While the education secretary said traditional spending and programs in education had only produced "sad results," Democrats on a House subcommittee sharply criticized the Trump administration's approach to the budget, charter schools, and civil rights.

February 26, 2020

What Betsy DeVos' New Title IX Initiative on Sexual Assault Means for Schools

An initiative from the U.S. Department of Education will conduct national reviews to study how K-12 schools and districts are handling sexual assault cases, and attempt to raise public awareness about the issue.

February 09, 2020

'Fire' Betsy DeVos? Democrats Turn Cabinet Turnover Into Campaign Attack

Democrats don't like U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. But a few Democratic candidates for president are putting an interesting twist on their attacks.

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