In a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, Eli Broad urged them to reject fellow billionaire and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination.
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February 01, 2017
January 31, 2017
Although the Senate education committee voted to approve Betsy DeVos' nomination as education secretary, she has faced many questions from Democrats on her support for school choice.
January 30, 2017
The principals of New Orleans five remaining traditional public schools are seeking to convert them into charter schools. New Orleans will become the nation's first all-charter school district if the application is approved.
January 25, 2017
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and other GOP lawmakers said they're confident the nominee for education secretary will be confirmed despite opposition from Democrats and others.
January 18, 2017
One segment of the online education sector that has been backed by the DeVos, but has a troubled track record, is full-time online charter schools.
January 11, 2017
The civil rights organization rocked the charter school world last fall when it called for a moratorium on all new charters.
January 10, 2017
Although charter laws have been passed in 43 states and the District of Columbia, how the schools are funded has turned out to be somewhat of an Achilles' heel in some states.
January 04, 2017
Betsy DeVos has been influential in shaping school choice policy in Michigan, but has not succeeded in bringing a school voucher program to her home state.
December 22, 2016
Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero explains the different forms of public and private school choice: charter schools, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts.
December 19, 2016
A Memphis mother and grandmother says the NAACP's call for a moratorium on charters would limit school choice for families who are most in need of better options.