Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her team have said local districts have the flexibility to arm educators using federal funds. But how many will take advantage of that leeway?
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September 04, 2018
September 04, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is off to South America this week, where she will be part of the U.S. delegation of the first-ever G-20 meeting of education ministers.
August 31, 2018
DeVos said Friday that she has "no intention" of taking any action or position when it comes to whether schools can use federal funds under the Every Student Succeeds Act to purchase firearms for teachers or teachers.
August 28, 2018
Democrats told Betsy DeVos that a grant under the Every Student Succeeds Act was passed by Congress to help pay for education technology and efforts to improve school climate, not guns.
August 27, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos squeaked into office by the skin of her teeth about 18 months ago. And now, at least one Republican senator who supported her is taking heat for her vote on the campaign trail.
August 26, 2018
DeVos has been weighing whether to rescind the guidance, which has proven to be one of the most controversial initiatives from Obama's education policy team.
August 24, 2018
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have taken similar, but not identical, positions on arming teachers.
August 23, 2018
The money for firearms purchases would come from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which receive $1.1 billion under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
August 21, 2018
The past 18 months have been tough in many respects for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. But is the public increasingly taking her side on school choice, her favorite issue?
July 26, 2018
Educators fear of overstepping federal student privacy laws can make it tougher for law enforcement and schools to share information that could prevent a potential school shooting, experts said at the commission's latest hearing.