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June 07, 2017

When Do Voucher Programs Allow Private Schools to Discriminate Against Students?

In a Senate budget hearing Tuesday, DeVos repeatedly told lawmakers that, "Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law, period." But she also left questions unanswered about discrimination with respect to voucher programs.

June 06, 2017

Senators Hammer at DeVos on Planned Budget Cuts, Proposed Vouchers

At a Capitol Hill hearing, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced Republicans skeptical about slashing some programs, and Democrats worried about civil rights protections under any federally funded vouchers.

June 01, 2017

Democratic Senators Tag-Team Betsy DeVos Over Ethics Concerns

The U.S. Secretary of Education hasn't appeared publicly before the Senate education committee since her confirmation hearing in January, but Democratic senators haven't stopped bird-dogging her.

May 30, 2017

Governors to Congress: Don't Shortchange Us on ESSA, Special Ed.

The National Governors Association sent a letter about education funding two days after the release of President Donald Trump's spending blueprint, which proposes a 13.5 percent cut to the Education Department.

May 25, 2017

Watch a Schools Chief Discuss Trump's Proposed Education Budget

We sat down with the superintendent of Maryland's second-largest school district to get his views on the president's proposed budget for education.

May 24, 2017

DeVos, Democrats Wage War Over Budget Cuts, Students' Rights Under Vouchers

In defending the president's budget on Capitol Hill, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos implored lawmakers to focus on "students and their education," rather than "schools and systems." Democrats weren't buying it.

May 24, 2017

Proposed Budget Cuts for Disadvantaged Students Would Hit These States Hardest

President Donald Trump's 2018 federal spending plan would cut close to 4 percent from formula-based Title I aid, while earmarking new money for public school choice.

May 22, 2017

Four Things To Watch in Trump's Education Spending Plan

We already know the basics of how President Donald Trump wants to handle spending at the U.S. Department of Education, but there are several outstanding questions ahead of the official budget release Tuesday.

May 22, 2017

Can Trump Successfully Push Big Education Ideas Despite Political Turmoil?

President Donald Trump swept into office in January with grand visions of dramatically expanding school choice. That was, of course, before a swarm of very negative headlines concerning Trump, Russia, and the FBI.

May 17, 2017

School Infrastructure Spending Plan Introduced by House Democrats

The Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2017 would be tailored for schools in high-poverty areas and direct money to high-speed broadband internet and school construction.

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