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January 10, 2017

Sen. Alexander Praises Betsy DeVos After Meeting, Expects Quick Confirmation

Alexander praised the nominee one day after the Senate education committee delayed DeVos' confirmation hearing by six days.

January 10, 2017

New House Education Caucus, Union Leaders Continue Anti-Betsy DeVos Push

A new caucus of the House of Representatives announced Tuesday it was dedicated to fighting the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.

January 10, 2017

Ten Questions Senators Could Ask Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos

Topics could include the common core, the role of Washington in education policy, and her background as a major donor to Republican Party candidates and causes.

January 10, 2017

Senate Education Panel Delays Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing

The hearing, which was slated for Wednesday morning, has been moved to Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m., according to a statement sent late Monday.

January 09, 2017

Senator Says Betsy DeVos Backs Letting States Opt Out of Federal Oversight

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said that when he met with President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, she indicated support for the A-PLUS Act.

January 09, 2017

AFT President: Unqualified 'Ideologue' Betsy DeVos Could Undo ESSA Consensus

In a speech Monday, Randi Weingarten, head of the teachers' union, said President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary is unqualified to lead the Education Department.

January 09, 2017

Supporters and Skeptics of Betsy DeVos, Trump's Nominee for Education Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Education Department has attracted a host of backing and criticism, setting the stage for her Jan. 11 confirmation hearing.

January 08, 2017

Democrats Seek Delay for Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing Over Ethics Review

Democrats are hoping to delay a confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, until her paperwork has been cleared by the congressional Office of Government Ethics.

January 05, 2017

Democrats Demand Betsy DeVos Reveal 'Complicated Web' of Money, Lobbying

Six Senate Democrats have a message for President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary with her confirmation hearing coming up: You owe us a lot of information.

January 04, 2017

Arne Duncan: Part of Federal K-12 Role Is Protecting Kids From 'Bad Things'

The former education secretary's comments come amid worries that the incoming Trump administration won't be as aggressive as the Obama administration in standing up for students' civil rights.

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