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May 18, 2018

Advocates to Betsy DeVos: Give Educators 'Meaningful Opportunities' To Inform School Safety Work

Eight organizations—representing state chiefs, parents, local superintendents, and principals as well as school social workers, counselors, and psychologists—want U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to give their members a voice when it comes to the work of the president's school safety commission.

May 17, 2018

Trump Administration: Don't Rob Impact Aid Dollars for Military Choice

The Trump administration wants to push school choice for military families. But it doesn't support a proposal to use some Impact Aid funding to help expand school choice to military-connected children, an administration official told Education Week.

May 14, 2018

Trump Taps Former Community College Official for Career and Technical Education Post

President Donald Trump has tapped Scott Stump, who runs "a learning solutions" company in Lincoln, Neb., as assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education.

May 13, 2018

DeVos Team Considering Reshuffling of Education Department's Main K-12 Office

The revamp would be aimed at grouping together employees with similar skills, as opposed to having offices focused on particular programs, said Elizabeth Hill, a department spokeswoman.

April 18, 2018

Remembering Former First Lady Barbara Bush, an Advocate for Literacy

As the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, she used the bully pulpit of her office as first lady to advance the issue on behalf of both for children and parents.

April 04, 2018

Inspector General: Ed. Dept. Should Put in New Controls to Stop Leaks

The department's investigative office suggested new controls, like clearly marking documents that are not intended for public release and regularly training employees on the protection of confidential information.

March 20, 2018

At Tense Time for Unions, DeVos Clashes With Ed. Dept. Employee Representatives

The tussle at the federal level comes during a tense time in education labor-management relations across the country.

March 13, 2018

Trump Taps a Nebraska Education Official for Rehabilitative Services Post

President Donald Trump has tapped Mark Schultz, a deputy commissioner of education in Nebraska, to serve as commissioner of the rehabilitation services administration at the Education Department.

March 02, 2018

DeVos Approves $1M Grant to Help Florida District Cope With Shooting Aftermath

Broward County Public Schools will receive a $1 million federal grant to help cope with the aftermath of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month.

February 16, 2018

Betsy DeVos' Team Moves to Cut Political Positions, Merge Federal Education Programs

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team are moving to revamp the Education Department.

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