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March 21, 2017

Here's What Key Lawmakers Told State Chiefs About ESSA, Budget

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., offered widely different takes on ESSA implementation and the federal budget in speeches to the Council of Chief State School Officers.

March 20, 2017

Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Time for Ed. Dept. to 'Let You Do Your Job'

The education secretary told chiefs gathered for a legislative conference that she wants to them to be in the driver's seat in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.

March 16, 2017

Trump Budget Would Make Massive Cuts to Ed. Dept., But Boost School Choice

The Education Department's nearly $70 billion budget would be slashed by $9 billion, or 13 percent in the coming fiscal year under the spending plan proposed by President Donald Trump.

March 14, 2017

New Trump Executive Order Could Lead to a Smaller Education Department

In a new executive order, Trump seeks recommendations from agency leaders, like Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, about looking for redundant or unnecessary programs to cut from the federal government.

March 13, 2017

Trump Sharpens Budget Knife for Education Department, Sources Say

Programs dealing with teacher quality and after school appear to be among those eyed for major cuts in the federal budget being prepared for fiscal 2018.

March 10, 2017

Congress Tossed Obama's ESSA Rules; How Could Betsy DeVos Redo Them?

Congress may essentially get to decide whether any new Trump regulations are too much like the Obama regulations to pass muster.

March 09, 2017

Former Jeb Bush Foundation Staffers Working at Trump's Ed. Dept.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat on the board of Bush's foundation, until she was tapped to helm the department.

March 08, 2017

Trump Education Adviser Wants 'Robust Portfolio of Options' For K-12 Students

Jason Botel gave a shout-out to part of the Every Student Succeeds Act that he thinks could be useful for districts looking to expand school choice

March 07, 2017

Democratic Senators Seek Hearings on Education Department Nominees

The seven senators argued that hearings would given the Senate education committee a chance to gauge nominees' backgrounds in issues such as higher education policy.

March 06, 2017

National Voucher Program Could Bleed Many School Districts Dry, Report Says

A left-leaning Washington think tank issued a report last Friday, "Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of America," that examined the impact of a nationwide voucher program.

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