Special education advocates are not fans of New York's plan to The Empire State, to give students with significant cognitive disabilities a test that matches their instructional level, not their age.
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November 05, 2017
November 02, 2017
It's not clear if the offers are part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' plan to trim the federal footprint on K-12, since these types of buyouts aren't unique to the Trump administration.
November 01, 2017
Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican and education committee member who prioritizes issues for children with dyslexia, is impressed with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' approach to the issue.
October 31, 2017
President Donald Trump beat up on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, calling him "low-energy." But a lot of people who used to work for or with Bush are at or slated to join the U.S. Department of Education
October 30, 2017
During her confirmation hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos promised not to contribute to political campaigns while in office. But her husband, Dick DeVos, a businessman contributed to two Michigan political action committees, according to the Detroit News.
October 27, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made a point of rolling back directives from previous administration in the name of making schools' work less costly and more efficient.
October 26, 2017
Kenneth L. Marcus, the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, was announced Thursday as President Donald Trump's nominee for the job.
October 25, 2017
Senators took a potshot at DeVos' boss, President Donald Trump, arguing that his remarks on Twitter have "normalized" bigotry, misogyny, and other forms of discrimination.
October 24, 2017
Mick Zais, nominated to fill the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Department of Education, has some big things in common with his would-be boss, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
October 24, 2017
The lawmakers say the U.S. territory's schools need additional funding for school repair, homeless students, and mental health services, among other things.