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December 21, 2018

Betsy DeVos Revokes Obama Discipline Guidance Designed to Protect Students of Color

The 2014 guidance aimed at addressing disparities in school discipline involving black and Latino students had been in the Trump administration's cross hairs for some time.

December 13, 2018

Civil Rights Groups Urge Congress to Tackle DeVos Oversight, School Safety Legislation

Thanks to the midterm elections, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., is set to take over the House education committee, and civil rights groups have a significant list of demands.

December 12, 2018

Ed. Dept. Morale Plummets Under Betsy DeVos, Report Finds

The U.S. Department of Education ranks dead last among mid-size federal agencies when it comes to job satisfaction, according to the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" report, released by the Partnership for Public Service.

December 03, 2018

To Boost Career-Tech, Businesses Should 'Visit an Educator,' Betsy DeVos Says

The United States has signed an agreement with Switzerland to encourage businesses, policymakers, and educators in both countries to champion apprenticeship programs.

November 29, 2018

Ed. Dept. Watchdog to Look Into DeVos Team's Oversight of ESSA, Dismissal of Civil Rights Complaints

The U.S. Department of Education's internal watchdog—the Office of the Inspector General—will be looking at the agency's process dismissing civil rights complaints, its oversight of accountability systems, and other issues.

November 27, 2018

Betsy DeVos Says There's a Higher Education 'Crisis,' But Experts Dispute Her Explanations

DeVos said that the country's higher education system is in "crisis" thanks in part to a "government takeover of the student lending system" under the Obama administration. That claim met with strong criticism.

November 20, 2018

Trump Ed. Dept. Outlines Process for States Seeking to Change Their ESSA Plans

State chiefs who want to make changes to the ESSA plans must first consult with their governors, and give the education community an opportunity to comment.

November 16, 2018

What K-12 Educators Need to Know About Trump's Sexual Assault and Harassment Guidance

While most of the debate over Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination in education, has centered on colleges and universities, the new civil rights guidance will affect K-12 schools, too.

November 14, 2018

Betsy DeVos' Team Holds School Report Card 'Design Challenge'

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to publish a host of new information, including data on school-by-school spending, long-term English-learners, homeless and foster students, and more.

November 07, 2018

Buckle Up, Betsy DeVos: Democrats Have Won the House

With newly empowered Democrats in charge of the House education committee, expect the education secretary to testify more on Capitol Hill as she and other Trump education officials go under the microscope.

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