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June 14, 2018

House Spending Bill Would Give Small Boost to Education, Reject Cuts by DeVos

The U.S. Department of Education would get a nearly $71 billion budget in a House spending bill for the next spending year released Thursday. The legislation includes increases for charter schools and special education.

June 12, 2018

NRA Has a 'Tight Grip' on Trump's School Safety Work, Senator Tells Betsy DeVos

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., also told Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that she has concerns about the way the commission has, in her view, diminished opportunities for public input.

June 08, 2018

Betsy DeVos: America Can Learn a Lot From Swiss Apprenticeships

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said there are a host of things about the Swiss apprenticeship system that America could emulate. But she doesn't the federal government should be necessarily spearhead any initiative on that issue.

June 07, 2018

Nominee to Lead Civil Rights Work Under Betsy DeVos Confirmed by Senate

Kenneth L. Marcus was tapped to serve as the top civil rights official at the Education Department back in October. In fact, Marcus has basically held the job before.

June 07, 2018

DeVos: Apprenticeships Should Be for More Than Just Welders, Carpenters

The U.S. can learn a lot from Switzerland's apprenticeship program, which allows students to prepare on the job for careers in health care, finance, and law, said Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a speech Thursday to the International Congress on Vocational & Professional Training in Zurich.

June 06, 2018

Back Mental-Health Support, Don't Arm Teachers, School-Safety Panel Told

Much of the advice offered to the federal school-safety commission at a listening session appeared to be out of line with policy preferences of the Trump administration and congressional Republicans.

June 05, 2018

Betsy DeVos Headed to Europe to Explore Career Education, School Choice

The education secretary will explore K-12 and post-secondary education in three European countries that outperformed the U.S. on the Program for International Student Assessment or PISA: Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

June 05, 2018

Guns Aren't a Focus of Federal School Safety Panel, Betsy DeVos Tells Senators

The education secretary's comment at a Senate education subcommittee hearing seemed to contradict prior White House statements that the commission she heads will look at age restrictions on certain firearms.

June 05, 2018

New Leader of School Choice Caucus in Congress Hails From DeVos' Home State

Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Mich., will take over as the chairman of the group in the next Congress starting in 2019, assuming he wins re-election this fall.

June 04, 2018

Lawmakers Demand DeVos Correct Remarks on Undocumented Students and ICE

In the June 4 letter, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., who questioned Betsy DeVos about undocumented students and ICE in May, claimed that DeVos' comments were not only inaccurate, but dangerous.

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