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March 24, 2019

Three Things to Watch for When DeVos Defends Trump's Budget to Congress

House Democrats, who took control of their chamber at the start of this year, will be eager to grill Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about the president's proposal to cut her budget, and more.

March 13, 2019

DeVos: College Cheating Scandal Shows 'Things Are Just Not Fair' in Education

"Students need to be considered on their merit. And this plays into the narrative about things just not being fair for everyone," DeVos said in an interview on Fox News.

February 28, 2019

Betsy DeVos Pushes New Federal Tax Credit to Expand School Choice

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is throwing her weight behind new legislation to establish a new federal tax credit to expand choice, a senior department official said.

February 27, 2019

What Does a Shrinking Education Department Mean for States and Vulnerable Students?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into office saying she wanted to slim down the federal role on K-12. By at least one metric, she's delivered.

February 01, 2019

DeVos Backtracks on Replacing Education Department Watchdog

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Sen. Patty Murray, and Rep. Bobby Scott have told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the replacement inspector general could have conflicts of interests.

January 30, 2019

K-12 Educators, Advocates Slam Betsy DeVos' Proposed Sexual Assault Guidance

Thousands of parents, educators, sexual assault victims, and others tell the education secretary and her team they have big concerns about the proposed guidance's impact, including on K-12 schools.

January 29, 2019

Koch Network Wants to Work 'Alongside Teachers.' Will Educators Buy It?

A new effort by the conservative Koch brothers' philanthropic network seeks to expand its K-12 work by promoting new models of education and helping teachers. But it faces political challenges.

January 28, 2019

Betsy DeVos Tells School Boards: 'Freedom Is Not a Threat'

In her prepared remarks to the National School Boards Association, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also stressed that the Trump administration's school safety commission report was a guide, not a mandate.

January 25, 2019

Betsy DeVos Releases Proposed Guidance on School Spending

The guidance from DeVos addresses a part of federal law that requires federal education money be used to supplement state and local funding, not supplant it.

January 23, 2019

DeVos: 'Teachers' Unions Are the Only Thing Standing in the Way' of School Choice

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made those remarks at a Heritage Foundation event. But some choice proposals have met resistance from congressional Republicans and conservative organizations, including Heritage.

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