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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.

February 08, 2017

What Does DeVos Running the Ed. Department Mean for Her Critics?

Some educators and advocacy groups are already bracing for a new kind of relationship with the federal agency under new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

February 07, 2017

Reactions to Betsy DeVos' Confirmation as Ed. Secretary Range From Joy to Anger

School choice supporters are really happy. Civil rights organizations and teachers' unions not so much. Check out what organizations across the political spectrum said after DeVos' confirmation.

February 07, 2017

Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos as Ed. Secretary, Amid Unprecedented Pushback

Billionaire school choice advocate Betsy DeVos squeaked across the finish line to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.

February 06, 2017

U.S. Senate Continues Marathon Debate on Betsy DeVos' Nomination

If the vote proceeds as expected, Vice President Mike Pence would be called on to cast the deciding vote on the nominee for education secretary in a starkly divided Senate.

February 06, 2017

How Possible Democratic Presidential Contenders Have Handled Betsy DeVos

Some of the Democrats who seemed most eager to oppose the education secretary nominee are among those being floated in the media and elsewhere as possible 2020 presidential contenders.

February 03, 2017

Senate Set to Decide Betsy DeVos' Fate Next Week

By a party-line vote of 52-48, the Senate voted to close debate on DeVos' nomination by President Donald Trump, which has sparked a controversy unlike any seen before over a potential secretary of education.

February 03, 2017

Former Fordham, AFC Staffers Join Education Dept., Memo Says

Three new staffers with experience in education policy circles joined the list of political aides smoothing the way for the Trump administration to take over the U.S. Department of Education.

February 02, 2017

John B. King, Jr. to Lead The Education Trust

King, who served as President Barack Obama's education secretary, will be only the second leader in Ed Trust's history, taking over for Kati Haycock, its CEO and founder.

February 02, 2017

Here Are Key GOP Senators Who Have Yet to Support or Oppose Betsy DeVos

Without another Republican senator joining the two who say they'll vote against the education secretary nominee, the tally appears to be 50-50, assuming all Democrats vote "no."

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