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April 17, 2019

DeVos Visits Kentucky School Recovering From Shooting

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Wednesday visited a Kentucky high school that is recovering from a 2018 shooting to award additional grant money meant to aid its recovery efforts.

April 10, 2019

DeVos Defends School Choice as Democrats Demand Answers on Arming Teachers

A marathon hearing Wednesday marked the first time U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared before the House education committee since Democrats won the House last November.

April 08, 2019

Betsy DeVos: 'Teaching Has Gotten a Bad Beating Over the Years'

In a speech to chief state school officers, the education secretary encouraged states to take advantage of flexibilities in the Every Student Succeeds Act and find ways to elevate the teaching profession.

April 08, 2019

Would Betsy DeVos' Newest School Choice Idea Use 'Public Funds'?

The proposal for a system of tax credits to bolster educational choice is the latest pitch from the president and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to move the needle on their favorite K-12 policy.

April 07, 2019

Last Time DeVos Addressed State Chiefs, It Got Awkward. Here's What to Expect Now

Last time DeVos addressed the chiefs with some "tough love," telling them their ESSA plans were more than a little lacking even though they technically met the letter of the law.

March 28, 2019

Senate Democrats to DeVos: Your Budget 'Fails to Invest' in Public Schools

This is the third year that the Trump administration has proposed big K-12 cuts. And, for two years, lawmakers rejected them, even Republicans controlled both houses of Congress.

March 26, 2019

DeVos Says Trump Budget Means 'Freedom' in Education; Democrats Call It 'Cruel'

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced off with House Democrats at a hearing where lawmakers pressed her on school choice, the president's proposed K-12 funding cuts, and more.

March 24, 2019

Three Things to Watch for When DeVos Defends Trump's Budget to Congress

House Democrats, who took control of their chamber at the start of this year, will be eager to grill Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about the president's proposal to cut her budget, and more.

March 13, 2019

DeVos: College Cheating Scandal Shows 'Things Are Just Not Fair' in Education

"Students need to be considered on their merit. And this plays into the narrative about things just not being fair for everyone," DeVos said in an interview on Fox News.

February 28, 2019

Betsy DeVos Pushes New Federal Tax Credit to Expand School Choice

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is throwing her weight behind new legislation to establish a new federal tax credit to expand choice, a senior department official said.

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