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February 16, 2017

One Week In, Betsy DeVos Continues Outreach to School Choice Supporters

In her first public address as a confirmed member of President Donald Trump's administration, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chose to speak to members of the Magnet School Association of America.

February 15, 2017

From Charter Schools to Vouchers: School Choice Bills to Watch This Year

Although Betsy DeVos' confirmation as education secretary highlighted the debates over school vouchers and charter schools, it's in statehouses where most school choice education policy is made.

February 07, 2017

School Choice Advocate Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Next Education Secretary

Billionaire school choice advocate Betsy DeVos squeaked across the finish line to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.

February 01, 2017

Charter School Booster and Billionaire, Eli Broad, Urges Senators to Drop DeVos

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.

January 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos Answers Questions to Key Democratic Concerns on School Choice

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 25, 2017

School Choice Week Offers Republicans Chance to Rally Support for DeVos

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 19, 2017

Nevada Governor Proposes Funding to Revive Sweeping School Choice Program

Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed $60 million in his state budget plan to reboot Nevada's education savings account program which has been in legal limbo.

January 18, 2017

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Private School Choice

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program is a voucher-like program that helps nearly 98,000 low-income students in Florida pay for tuition at private schools.

January 04, 2017

Why Michigan Doesn't Have School Vouchers and Probably Never Will

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

School Choice, Explained (Video)

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.

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