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.
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April 08, 2019
April 08, 2019
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 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
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
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
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
"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
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.
February 27, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into office saying she wanted to slim down the federal role on K-12. By at least one metric, she's delivered.
February 01, 2019
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep. Bobby Scott have told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the replacement inspector general could have conflicts of interests.