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May 20, 2019

What the Education Department Inspector General Discovered About Betsy DeVos' Emails

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent and received a "limited number" of emails related to official government business from her personal accounts, a review found.

February 18, 2019

Remember When K-12 Education Got a $100 Billion Windfall From Washington?

Ten years ago this week, then-President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which included education funding that amounts to almost double the U.S. Department of Education's budget.

January 28, 2019

Betsy DeVos' Team Makes Grants Available for States to Improve Testing

Attention state officials: Are you looking for a piece of the federal $378 million state assessment grant program? Applications became available Monday, the U.S. Department of Education announced

January 22, 2019

Betsy DeVos' Chief Lawyer to Leave Education Department

Carlos Muñiz, who has been heading up the general counsel's office at the U.S. Department of Education, has been appointed to the Florida Supreme Court.

December 10, 2018

Federal School Safety Commission Will Call for Scrapping Obama Discipline Guidance, Report Says

The U.S. Department of Education neither confirmed nor denied the story. "The Federal Commission on School Safety has studied this topic extensively and will make a recommendation on it in its final report," said Elizabeth Hill, a spokeswoman for DeVos.

October 30, 2018

Betsy DeVos Shifts School Choice, Privacy Offices at Education Department

The education secretary is moving forward with parts of a reorganization proposal unveiled earlier this year, including elevating the office charged with helping advocate for the private school community within the federal bureaucracy.

October 08, 2018

Betsy DeVos Steers Federal Grant for 'Innovation' to STEM Programs

Programs focused on helping schools with improve instruction in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, were big winners in the latest round of the Education Innovation and Research grants.

October 01, 2018

Ed. Dept. Needs to Do a Better Job of Probing Charter Closures, Report Finds

The U.S. Department of Education hasn't done a great job of keeping tabs on states that have closed charter schools, according to an Inspector General's report.

September 27, 2018

Jason Botel, One of Trump's Original Education Appointees, to Leave Dept.

Jason Botel, an assistant deputy assistant secretary for innovation and improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, will leave the department next month.

July 17, 2018

U.S. Senate Confirms Betsy DeVos' New Policy Chief

Jim Blew, the former director of Student Success California, an education advocacy group, has officially been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the office of planning, evaluation, and policy analysis at the U.S. Department of Education. Blew has been serving at the department in an advisory capacity.

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