House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.
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May 22, 2018
May 20, 2018
The U.S. secretary of education will speak to lawmakers on the House education committee on Tuesday about the department's "policies and priorities."
May 17, 2018
Congressional Democrats held a forum on various civil rights issues in education on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case that prohibited laws establishing segregated schools.
May 03, 2018
There are major shifts in the number of school districts reporting to the federal government that they have court desegregation orders or voluntary plans to desegregate. Experts and the Education Department couldn't explain the changes.
November 17, 2017
Civil rights groups and their advocates in Congress worry the meeting could serve as a prelude to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ultimately revoking the guidance.
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.
August 08, 2017
DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.
July 16, 2017
The U.S. secretary of education's handling of various civil rights issues has raised big concerns for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., top Democrat on the Senate education committee.
June 27, 2017
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and 33 other Democratic senators have major concerns with the direction of the civil rights enforcement under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
June 16, 2017
The department has instructed regional directors to focus on incidents where transgender students might have been harassed and bullied, but did not address questions about facilities access.