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April 20, 2017

Trump Picks Ex-HP Executive for Top Management Job at Education Department

Holly Luong Ham, who will oversee the department's office of management, is joining the list of recent appointments to work under Secretary Betsy DeVos.

April 11, 2017

Some States Look Beyond Reading, Math in ESSA Accountability

Of the nine state plans released so far, at least five include—or plan to include—academic or extracurricular subjects beyond reading and math.

April 02, 2017

Trump Taps Former Jeb Bush Aide as Ed. Dept. General Counsel

Carlos Muniz, who worked for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will serve as the agency's general counsel, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

March 28, 2017

What Would Trump's Proposed Cut to Teacher Funding Mean for Schools?

President Donald Trump has proposed getting rid of the Title II program, which help districts and states pay for teacher and principal development, class-size reduction, and more.

March 27, 2017

Trump's Education Cuts Would Squeeze Charter, Private Schools

Private and charter schools were considered the big winners in President Donald Trump's budget blueprint. The problem for some school of choice? Private and charter schools would be squeezed by the proposed cuts, just like regular public schools.

March 16, 2017

Trump Budget Would Make Massive Cuts to Ed. Dept., But Boost School Choice

The Education Department's nearly $70 billion budget would be slashed by $9 billion, or 13 percent in the coming fiscal year under the spending plan proposed by President Donald Trump.

March 13, 2017

Trump Sharpens Budget Knife for Education Department, Sources Say

Programs dealing with teacher quality and after school appear to be among those eyed for major cuts in the federal budget being prepared for fiscal 2018.

March 09, 2017

Former Jeb Bush Foundation Staffers Working at Trump's Ed. Dept.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat on the board of Bush's foundation, until she was tapped to helm the department.

January 25, 2017

What Does Trump's Hiring Freeze Mean for the Education Department?

President Donald Trump's executive order affecting many federal agencies, with the exception of military employees, could mean longer hours for career staff and slower response to inquiries.

January 12, 2017

Sources: Former Bush Economic Adviser a Top Contender for Deputy Secretary

Allan B. Hubbard, who served as an economic adviser during both Bush administrations, is a top contender for deputy secretary, the Education Department's No. 2 job.

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