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May 19, 2017

What Do Continued Education Dept. Vacancies Mean for ESSA?

If peer reviewers want to recommend against approving a state's ESSA plan, the lack of permanent political staffers could become an issue, some experts say.

May 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Address American Federation for Children

The U.S. secretary of education will address the school choice advocacy organization she chaired and helped found, speaking at its national convention in Indianapolis, a source said.

May 16, 2017

Report: Michigan Lawmaker to Be Tapped for Adult Education Post at Ed. Dept.

Tim Kelly, a GOP member of the state legislature, told the Detroit News he expects DeVos to tap him as assistant secretary of technical and adult education.

May 11, 2017

Sixteen ESSA Plans Have Been Turned In; Fewer Than Half Are Ready for Review

At least six states plans have been deemed complete by the U.S. Department of Education.

May 09, 2017

Betsy DeVos: Federal Progress on School Choice Coming Soon

Expanding school choice is the Trump administration's favorite K-12 policy, but the administration has yet to release a detailed proposal explaining how it plans to make that a reality.

May 08, 2017

What's Betsy DeVos' Record on Teacher and Workforce Issues?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has had plenty to say over the years about the importance of paying the best teachers more—and getting rid of teachers who aren't effective.

May 04, 2017

Cutting K-12, Boosting Choice: Reagan Failed, Will Trump Succeed?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos hasn't been up to Capitol Hill to testify on the Trump administration's budget yet. But when she does, she may want to take some cues from her predecessor, Terrel H. Bell.

May 03, 2017

At School Choice Event, Trump Praises D.C. Vouchers for Helping Kids Graduate

The president praised a District of Columbia voucher program for its high graduation rate, but left out a recent study casting doubt on its impact on students' academic achievement.

April 27, 2017

Could the Recent D.C. Voucher Report Hurt Trump's School Choice Pitch?

Critics of the federally funded voucher program quickly pounced on the study's findings to throw cold water on the Trump administration's push to expand private school voucher programs.

April 25, 2017

Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Local Control of K-12

The executive order seems to be a not-so-veiled shot at the Obama administration, which used federal funding to entice states to adopt the Common Core State Standards and more.

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