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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.

June 21, 2018

Four Things to Know About Trump's Plan to Merge Education, Labor Departments

How would the plan actually work? What do educators have to say about it? What's the Trump administration's rationale for this? And will it actually happen?

June 20, 2018

Trump Team Mulls Merger of Education, Labor Departments, Multiple Sources Say

Sources say there has been high-level Trump administration talk about the agencies merging altogether, or taking over some of each other's duties.

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.

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