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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.

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.

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