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May 22, 2018

DeVos Defends Civil Rights Record, Backs Better Pay for 'Great Teachers' at House Hearing

House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.

December 13, 2017

House Panel Backs Higher Ed. Rewrite Ending Teacher-Focused Grants

Democrats attempted unsuccessfully to restore provisions governing teacher preparation into the GOP-backed PROSPER Act, as well as grant and loan programs that involve teachers.

July 18, 2017

House Lawmakers Cast a Critical Eye on ESSA Oversight

At a hearing, Republicans and Democrats alike raise questions about whether the U.S. Department of Education is being consistent in its feedback to states on their Every Student Succeeds Act plans.

May 17, 2017

Career and Technical Education Overhaul Bill Approved by House Ed. Committee

The measure moves on to the full House for consideration, and could become the first major education legislation sent to President Donald Trump this Congress.

May 16, 2017

'Modernize' Career- and Tech-Ed Law, House Education Committee Leader Says

A bill to reauthorize the federal law governing career- and technical-education programs has been introduced and will soon be considered in the House education committee chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.

January 13, 2017

House Education Committee Has Six New Republicans, Three New Democrats

Among the top education issues the committee could face are how to deal with regulations from the outgoing Obama administration and reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

December 02, 2016

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Lead the House Education Committee

The North Carolina Republican, who takes a dim view of federal involvement in education policy, will replace Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., who is retiring.

November 23, 2016

School Choice Advocate Betsy DeVos Named Ed. Sec.: What Does That Mean?

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Betsy DeVos, a longtime school choice advocate and Republican mega-donor, to be his education secretary, he announced Wednesday.

November 09, 2016

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Seek to Lead House Education Committee

The North Carolina Republican long has been rumored to be a top candidates to replace the outgoing chairman, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., who is retiring.

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