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January 17, 2017

Democrats Press Betsy DeVos on Privatization, ESSA, and LGBT Rights

The nominee for education secretary sought to use her confirmation hearing to beat back the notion that she would undermine public education in that position.

January 13, 2017

House Education Committee Has Six New Republicans, Three New Democrats

Among the top education issues the committee could face are how to deal with regulations from the outgoing Obama administration and reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

January 12, 2017

Analysis Details DeVos Family's Campaign Donations to Republican Senators

Ten GOP senators on the education committee have gotten money from a PAC controlled by the family of Betsy DeVos, the education secretary nominee, a liberal think tank says.

January 11, 2017

Sen. Warren Gets Assist in Opposition to Betsy DeVos From Mass. Charters Group

On Monday, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expressing concerns about education secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos' track record.

January 11, 2017

As DeVos Confirmation Hearing Looms, Here's How They Went for Past Nominees

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be education secretary has already been the focus of several political attacks. Was the same true for other recent nominees?

January 10, 2017

New House Education Caucus, Union Leaders Continue Anti-Betsy DeVos Push

A new caucus of the House of Representatives announced Tuesday it was dedicated to fighting the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.

January 05, 2017

Bill to Ease Path for Repeal of Obama-Era Education Regulations Advances

On Wednesday, the House passed the Midnight Rule Relief Act, which would amend the Congressional Review Act, the second such House GOP vote in two months.

January 05, 2017

Senate Education Committee Gets Three New Members, Including Va.'s Tim Kaine

There isn't huge turnover, but the additions include two newly elected senators who will join the committee, one a Democrat and one a Republican.

December 15, 2016

House Freedom Caucus Seeks to Dump Obama Transgender, Nutrition Rules

The House Freedom Caucus posted a list of "recommended list of regulations to remove" in the first 100 days of President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

December 14, 2016

Betsy DeVos-Led Group Should Pay $5.3 Million Campaign Fine, Dem. Senators Say

In a Dec. 12 letter, the five Democrats single out All Children Matter, the PAC founded and previously led by DeVos, for not paying the outstanding 2008 fine in Ohio.

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