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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.

February 28, 2017

Trump Calls Education 'Civil Rights Issue of Our Time,' Pushes Choice

President Donald Trump championed school choice without delving into specifics during his first address to a joint session of Congress.

February 28, 2017

DeVos Slammed for Calling Historically Black Colleges Choice 'Pioneers'

Those sentiments at a White House meeting with college presidents ignited a firestorm on social media, with numerous folks saying on Twitter that HBCUs were set up in response to segregation.

February 28, 2017

Democrats Press Betsy DeVos for Details on Possible Education Department Cuts

The top two Democrats on education in Congress want the education secretary to flesh out her announced plan to audit programs at the department and cut unnecessary ones.

February 23, 2017

Betsy DeVos: 'Education Establishment' Has Blocked Efforts to Fix Schools

The U.S. secretary of education urged attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference to help fight those she said have stymied access to school choice and quality schools.

February 23, 2017

Did Democrats Waste Time Fighting Betsy DeVos More Than Other Nominees?

Although there was intense opposition from Democrats and activists to the education secretary's nomination, some wonder whether that detracted from opposition to nominees like Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

February 21, 2017

DeVos and Trump Don't Have a Long History Together. Does That Matter?

President Donald Trump—who didn't talk much about K-12 education on the campaign trail—picked an education secretary in Betsy DeVos with whom he doesn't have close, long-standing ties.

February 18, 2017

Feeling Slighted, District of Columbia Teachers Fire Back at Betsy DeVos

Educators at Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Middle School Academy did not take kindly the education secretary's comment after a school visit that "they're waiting to be told what to do."

February 17, 2017

Teachers' Unions Are Reaching Out to Betsy DeVos—With Mixed Results

The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association were major opponents of the new education secretary during her confirmation process, saying she would hurt public schools.

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