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January 25, 2017

Betsy DeVos Tells Senator She'll Protect Rights of Students With Disabilities

"I believe that all students, including individuals with disabilities, deserve an equal opportunity to lead full, productive and successful lives," DeVos wrote in her Jan. 24 letter to Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.

January 25, 2017

Could Betsy DeVos Move Beyond Confirmation Controversies As Ed. Sec.?

The nominee for education secretary would still need to build bridges in Congress and overcome the skepticism of many in the education community.

January 24, 2017

Republicans Rally Behind Betsy DeVos at School Choice Event, Wave Away Concerns

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers said they're confident the nominee for education secretary will be confirmed despite opposition from Democrats and others.

January 24, 2017

Trump Now Leads the Education Dept.; What's the Impact on Data and ESSA?

There are major questions about what the new administration will mean for everything from the big data sets to the Education Department's more than 4,000 career employees.

January 23, 2017

Senate Democrats Want Betsy DeVos Back for More Committee Hearings

Democrats want more time to question the education secretary nominee about her investments and say they weren't given enough time to question her about various issues during her Jan. 17 confirmation hearing.

January 21, 2017

At Women's March, Some Teachers Target Betsy DeVos' 'Grizzly' Hearing

Scores of educators were among the hundreds of thousands of people who joined the "Women's March" in Washington Saturday to protest President Donald Trump on his first full day in office.

January 20, 2017

Senate Education Committee Delays Vote on Betsy DeVos' Nomination

The vote's delay comes one day after DeVos completed a lengthy financial disclosure of her financial assets.

January 20, 2017

DeVos Files Financial Disclosure, Ethics Letter Vowing to Divest Education Assets

The nominee for U.S. secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, vows to divest her stakes in more than 100 assets that hold potential conflicts should she be confirmed.

January 19, 2017

Betsy DeVos Denies Connection to Family Foundation, Despite Paper Trail

During her Senate confirmation hearing, the nominee for education secretary denied association with the Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation, which has donated to groups critical of the LGBTQ rights movement.

January 18, 2017

Split Responses to Betsy DeVos' Testimony After Testy Confirmation Hearing

The education secretary-designee drew sharply positive and negative reactions to her answers to questions involving special education, guns in schools, and school choice

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