The bill passed the House exactly one month after 17 students and staff were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Republicans tended to focus on what law enforcement and schools could have done to prevent the shooting in Florida last month, while Democrats pushed for more-restrictive gun laws.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., slams the education secretary's approach as head of the commission, while DeVos' spokewoman says Murray gives an "inaccurate account" of a meeting between the two.
President Donald Trump has tapped Mark Schultz, a deputy commissioner of education in Nebraska, to serve as commissioner of the rehabilitation services administration at the Education Department.
The U.S. secretary of education told the National Parent Teachers Association conference she welcomed the chance to speak "unedited" about school safety and the benefits of school choice.
Congress should give more money to an Every Student Succeeds Act program that would help pay for more counselors, trauma-informed classroom management, and mental-health services for schools, Democratic senators said
The U.S. Secretary of Education seemed to stumble in her highest-profile interview yet, leading to hours of bad headlines and harsh responses on social media.
Carissa Moffat Miller currently serves as the interim executive director of CCSSO. Previously, she served as the group's deputy executive director for membership and outreach for five years.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said on NBC's Today Show that there should not necessarily be an armed teacher in every classroom, or at every grade level. When asked about raising the legal age for the purchase of certain guns, DeVos said: "everything is on the table."
In the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month, it's clear the GOP majorities in Congress want to focus on school-safety initiatives, not gun control.