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April 13, 2017

If DeVos Wants More Protection for Transgender Students, Here Are Options

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos supported rescinding the Obama administration's guidance on transgender students, but she's also argued that protecting all students from bullying and harassment is one of her top priorities.

April 12, 2017

U.S. Department of Education Announces Key Hires

Many of these folks have been working in the education department since the beginning of the Trump administration, but now they will have more formal, official roles.

April 11, 2017

Some States Look Beyond Reading, Math in ESSA Accountability

Of the nine state plans released so far, at least five include—or plan to include—academic or extracurricular subjects beyond reading and math.

April 07, 2017

A Chance for Betsy DeVos to Promote Choice While Avoiding Vouchers

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has talked up the section of ESSA that allows states to set aside 3 percent of their Title I money to promote "direct student services" including course choice.

April 05, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Visit Private, Charter, and Public Schools in Miami

This is the secretary of education's third visit to school choice-friendly Florida, a state she recently described as a model for the nation on K-12 policy.

April 04, 2017

Donald Trump Praises Betsy DeVos and Urges More Local Control Over Education

At a gathering of business executives on April 4, President Donald Trump also repeated pledges he made on the campaign trail about the Common Core State Standards and the role of Washington in K-12

March 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Visit Elementary School on Military Base

The education secretary's visit to Kimberly Hampton Elementary School in Fort Bragg, N.C., will be her first visit to a school run by the Department of Defense.

March 30, 2017

Could Betsy DeVos Reject a State's ESSA Plan for Not Embracing Choice? No.

Democrats and Republicans who worked on ESSA said the education secretary would not be able to reject a state's plan because of lack of choice without violating a long list of prohibitions in the law.

March 30, 2017

Trump Wants to Scrap After-School Funding. Here's What That Would Mean.

The Trump administration argues the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is not very effective, but some advocates and educators beg to differ.

March 29, 2017

DeVos Compares School Choice Fight to Uber vs. Taxis; Decries State of Test Scores

At the Brookings Institution, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discussed school choice, student performance on national and international exams, states' ESSA plans, and more.

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