U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos excoriated foes of school choice in a speech to an advocacy group, but didn't give details about the Trump administration's proposals to expand it.
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May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017
We already know the basics of how President Donald Trump wants to handle spending at the U.S. Department of Education, but there are several outstanding questions ahead of the official budget release Tuesday.
May 17, 2017
The soon-to-be-released federal budget plan would cut more than $9 billion from the Education Department, while leveraging $1 billion in grant money for public school choice, the Washington Post said.
May 03, 2017
The president praised a District of Columbia voucher program for its high graduation rate, but left out a recent study casting doubt on its impact on students' academic achievement.
April 14, 2017
Tax-credit scholarships could be one of several ways that President Donald Trump's administration and Congress could use to promote school choice from Washingto
April 07, 2017
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has talked up the section of ESSA that allows states to set aside 3 percent of their Title I money to promote "direct student services" including course choice.
March 21, 2017
The budget proposal issued last week would include new funding designed to promote public school choice, but it's not immediately clear how that would work under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 14, 2017
H.R. 610, a bill to create federally supported vouchers, is getting a lot of attention in the education community, but it faces several obstacles.
March 06, 2017
A left-leaning Washington think tank issued a report last Friday, "Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of America," that examined the impact of a nationwide voucher program.
March 03, 2017
Many students at St. Andrew Catholic School near Orlando take advantage of the state's tax-credit scholarship program, a form of school choice, which President Donald Trump strongly supports.