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April 05, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Visit Private, Charter, and Public Schools in Miami

This is the secretary of education's third visit to school choice-friendly Florida, a state she recently described as a model for the nation on K-12 policy.

April 04, 2017

Donald Trump Praises Betsy DeVos and Urges More Local Control Over Education

At a gathering of business executives on April 4, President Donald Trump also repeated pledges he made on the campaign trail about the Common Core State Standards and the role of Washington in K-12

March 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Visit Elementary School on Military Base

The education secretary's visit to Kimberly Hampton Elementary School in Fort Bragg, N.C., will be her first visit to a school run by the Department of Defense.

March 30, 2017

Could Betsy DeVos Reject a State's ESSA Plan for Not Embracing Choice? No.

Democrats and Republicans who worked on ESSA said the education secretary would not be able to reject a state's plan because of lack of choice without violating a long list of prohibitions in the law.

March 30, 2017

Trump Wants to Scrap After-School Funding. Here's What That Would Mean.

The Trump administration argues the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program is not very effective, but some advocates and educators beg to differ.

March 29, 2017

DeVos Compares School Choice Fight to Uber vs. Taxis; Decries State of Test Scores

At the Brookings Institution, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discussed school choice, student performance on national and international exams, states' ESSA plans, and more.

March 29, 2017

DeVos Last in Approval Rating Among a Selection of Trump Officials, Poll Says

The secretary of education didn't enjoy the smoothest confirmation process. Could that be a factor in her low ranking in a recent Saint Leo University survey?

March 28, 2017

What Would Trump's Proposed Cut to Teacher Funding Mean for Schools?

President Donald Trump has proposed getting rid of the Title II program, which help districts and states pay for teacher and principal development, class-size reduction, and more.

March 26, 2017

Betsy DeVos: States Should Decide How Much Testing Is "Actually Necessary"

DeVos said in an interview with a Florida television station that it should be up to states and districts to decide how frequently to test their students.

March 24, 2017

Betsy DeVos' Second Visit to a Public School Sparks Protests

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' second visit to a public school was met the same way as her first visit--with protests--as dozens of parents and community members sang, chanted, and held up signs criticizing the Trump administration's proposals.

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