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October 26, 2018

Betsy DeVos Gets a New Chief of Staff

Nate Bailey, who has been serving as DeVos' communications chief, will take over for Josh Venable.

October 18, 2018

Did Sen. Ted Cruz Really Cast the Deciding Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos?

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has hit his opponent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, for wanting to take money away from public schools being the "deciding vote" in favor of DeVos' confirmation.

October 17, 2018

Trump Team Sued for Not Releasing Records on Using Federal Money to Arm Teachers

Democracy Forward, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center want to know what role, if any, gun-rights lobbying groups may have played in the debate.

October 16, 2018

Betsy DeVos: Lack of Civics Education Draws Students to Ideas Like Socialism

The U.S. secretary of education said on a conservative think tank's podcast that young voters are ill-equipped by the K-12 system to understand and debate competing ideas.

October 04, 2018

Betsy DeVos Releases ESSA Guide for Parents

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled the "parent guide" at a roundtable in Mississippi, with parents, students, and educators, as part of her four-state "Rethink School" tour.

October 03, 2018

Betsy DeVos: The K-12 System Has 'Stolen Decision-Making Power From Families'

The education secretary said in a speech Wednesday that "next to nothing" has changed in education since 1983's 'A Nation at Risk' report, which warned the country was falling dangerously behind foreign competitors.

October 02, 2018

Betsy DeVos Launches Four-State 'Rethink Schools' Tour

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is embarking on her second back-to-school road trip since taking over the department.

September 26, 2018

Betsy DeVos Greenlights Florida's ESSA Plan. Now All 50 States Have Been Approved.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has finally OK'd Florida's plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. That means that single state, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, has gotten the go-ahead for its plan.

September 17, 2018

DeVos' Strong Words on Suppression of Speech, State of Civics Education

In Constitution Day remarks, the education secretary said the pressure on schools to focus on STEM subjects is partly to blame for crowding out civics and history education.

September 09, 2018

If Democrats Take the House, Here's What Awaits Betsy DeVos, Civil Rights, and ESSA

If Democrats win the House in the November midterm elections, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record. But how often would they call her to testify?

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