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September 04, 2018

DeVos Headed to South America for First-Ever G-20 Meeting of Education Ministers

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 Has 'No Intention of Taking Any Action' on Issue of Schools Buying Guns

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

Don't Let Schools Spend Federal Money on Guns, Democrats Urge Betsy DeVos

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

GOP Senator Attacked for Casting Decisive Vote for Betsy DeVos. But Did She?

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

State Attorneys General Tell Betsy DeVos: Keep Obama School Discipline Guidance

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

Here's What DeVos and Trump Have Said About Giving Guns to Teachers

President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have taken similar, but not identical, positions on arming teachers.

August 23, 2018

DeVos Ponders Letting Schools Buy Guns Under ESSA in Twist on Federal Law

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

Betsy DeVos Is Not Popular, But Is Approval for School Choice Increasing?

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

Trump School Safety Commission Explores Privacy Laws, School Resource Officers

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.

July 25, 2018

Betsy DeVos to Conservative High Schoolers: Are You 'Bored' in School?

DeVos used a speech Wednesday to what was billed by organizers as the biggest gathering of conservative high school-aged activists in recent history to make the case for her signature policy: school choice.

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