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February 15, 2017

What's Up With the Staffing of Betsy DeVos' Education Department

Some Republicans say the education secretary's preliminary team is heavy on political hands and light on policy heft. Some would-be hires worry about working for a divisive secretary.

February 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos: I'll Look for Unnecessary Programs to Cut at the Education Dept.

"We'll be examining and auditing and reviewing all of the programs," DeVos told the host of a Michigan radio program in a Tuesday interview.

February 14, 2017

Trump to DeVos: 'You Showed Toughness and Genius' During Confirmation Fight

A group of public, private, and home-school parents and educators met with President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a White House listening session.

February 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos Tells Her Side to Conservative Opinion Journalists

In her first print and radio interviews since taking office, the new secretary of education opened to conservative opinion journalists about her rocky confirmation process.

February 10, 2017

Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Full Speed Ahead on the Every Student Succeeds Act

The Obama administration's accountability regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act have been paused by the Trump administration, and they're are on thin ice in Congress. But U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants states to keep going on their ESSA plans.

February 10, 2017

Protesters Block Betsy DeVos From Visiting Washington, D.C., Public School

The new secretary of education's visit to the school was previously publicized by the Washington Teachers Union president, who urged protesters to meet her. And her visit to Howard University earlier this week generated angst as well.

February 09, 2017

Is There an Upside for Democrats in DeVos as GOP's Face of K-12 Policy?

Betsy DeVos as education secretary could energize her opponents to open their wallets and pound the pavement for Democratic candidates, including in states with key Senate elections in 2018.

February 08, 2017

At Ed. Department, Betsy DeVos Calls for Unity After Bitter Confirmation Process

The new U.S. Secretary of Education sought to address questions about her qualifications, saying that she's open to learning from the department's staff and from educators in the field.

February 08, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Give First Speech at Education Department

New U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who was sworn in after one of the most heated confirmation processes in history, will address Education Department employees Wednesday, at 2 p.m.

February 08, 2017

Trump Will Repeal Common Core, Says Kellyanne Conway (He Can't)

Trump's adviser made the claim on CNN, but states, not the federal government, adopt content standards like the common core. And current federal law prohibits the Trump administration from influencing states' decisions about standards.

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