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June 12, 2017

Veteran School Choice Champion Is Top Pick for Key Policy Job at Ed. Dept.

Sources say Jim Blew, director of Student Success California, a 50CAN affiliate, is a top contender to lead the office of planning, evaluation, and policy analysis.

June 06, 2017

Trump and DeVos Announce New Hires at Education Department

President Trump has tapped Peter Oppenheim to serve as an assistant secretary in the education department. And U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has named new aides for special education and higher ed.

May 18, 2017

GAO: Education Department Should Improve Oversight of Competitive Grants

The GAO looked at a sample of 75 federal grants. And almost all of them—69—were incomplete in some way in terms of oversight, according to the report.

May 11, 2017

Sixteen ESSA Plans Have Been Turned In; Fewer Than Half Are Ready for Review

At least six states plans have been deemed complete by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

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