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.
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October 08, 2018
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
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, 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
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
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June 20, 2018
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
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
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
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.