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November 07, 2018

Buckle Up, Betsy DeVos: Democrats Have Won the House

With newly empowered Democrats in charge of the House education committee, expect the education secretary to testify more on Capitol Hill as she and other Trump education officials go under the microscope.

November 05, 2018

What Awaits Education If Republicans Keep the House

Republicans will breathe a sigh of relief if they keep the House, but it may not mean big changes for education policy, given the lack of momentum over the past years on issues like data privacy and DACA.

November 04, 2018

The Midterm Election and Education: What to Watch For

Which state races should you be paying attention to? What about congressional races? And what will the outcome of the election mean for the Every Student Succeeds Act and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos?

November 02, 2018

Betsy DeVos Has Met With Republicans About Six Times as Often as Democrats

An Education Week analysis of the education secretary's calendar shows she met far more often with GOP federal and state policymakers than Democrats in her 18 months.

October 31, 2018

What's Motivating First-Time Voters in the 2018 Midterm Election?

Next week, millions of 18 and 19-year-olds will have the chance to put their civics-class lessons into action, when they head to the polls for the first time. Here's what we're learning about them.

October 18, 2018

Did Sen. Ted Cruz Really Cast the Deciding Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos?

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has hit his opponent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, for wanting to take money away from public schools being the "deciding vote" in favor of DeVos' confirmation.

October 15, 2018

K-12 Education and the Battle for the U.S. Senate: What to Watch

Candidates in key races have sharply different views on school choice, education spending, immigration, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

August 30, 2018

The DNC Says 'Education Is on the Ballot.' Here's What That Does and Doesn't Mean

Democrats think 2018 is their year, and they're using education—and educators—to make their case.

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.

May 09, 2018

Two School Choice Champions in Congress Squared Off for a Senate Seat. Both Lost.

Mike Braun will be the Republican nominee against Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, in the November Senate election. He won the GOP nomination by beating Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita of Indiana.

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