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January 30, 2017

Here's Why Betsy DeVos Will Likely Be Confirmed, Despite Pushback

Moderate senators appear likely to support DeVos, meaning she will almost certainly be confirmed. But Democrats are already fundraising off of the controversy surrounding her nomination.

January 26, 2017

Trump Issues Proclamation of 'National School Choice Week' (Already in Progress)

School choice is front-and-center in national debates about education, in large part because of Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos.

January 26, 2017

Not All GOP Educators Who Backed Trump Support DeVos

EdWeek reached a handful of Republican teachers and others who voted for President Donald Trump, but oppose Betsy DeVos, his pick for education secretary.

January 25, 2017

Betsy DeVos Tells Senator She'll Protect Rights of Students With Disabilities

"I believe that all students, including individuals with disabilities, deserve an equal opportunity to lead full, productive and successful lives," DeVos wrote in her Jan. 24 letter to Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.

January 25, 2017

Could Betsy DeVos Move Beyond Confirmation Controversies As Ed. Sec.?

The nominee for education secretary would still need to build bridges in Congress and overcome the skepticism of many in the education community.

January 24, 2017

Republicans Rally Behind Betsy DeVos at School Choice Event, Wave Away Concerns

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers said they're confident the nominee for education secretary will be confirmed despite opposition from Democrats and others.

January 24, 2017

Trump Now Leads the Education Dept.; What's the Impact on Data and ESSA?

There are major questions about what the new administration will mean for everything from the big data sets to the Education Department's more than 4,000 career employees.

January 23, 2017

Senate Democrats Want Betsy DeVos Back for More Committee Hearings

Democrats want more time to question the education secretary nominee about her investments and say they weren't given enough time to question her about various issues during her Jan. 17 confirmation hearing.

January 21, 2017

At Women's March, Some Teachers Target Betsy DeVos' 'Grizzly' Hearing

Scores of educators were among the hundreds of thousands of people who joined the "Women's March" in Washington Saturday to protest President Donald Trump on his first full day in office.

January 20, 2017

Senate Education Committee Delays Vote on Betsy DeVos' Nomination

The vote's delay comes one day after DeVos completed a lengthy financial disclosure of her financial assets.

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