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October 09, 2019

DeVos Education Department Criticizes States Again for Their ESSA Approach

"We're all going to be really disappointed at the first crack at this," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said about ESSA's required per-student spending reports for each school.

October 03, 2019

What Can We Learn From Betsy DeVos' School Visits? Explore Our Interactive Map

Education Week's interactive map tracks U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' school visits. Here's what you can learn from them and from her messaging focus on "education freedom."

October 02, 2019

The Education Department Is a Little More Popular Than ICE, New Survey Finds

The numbers represent a decline in the Education Department's favorability ratings on the Pew Research Center's latest poll, but they're still higher than late in the Obama administration.

October 01, 2019

Is Trump's Team Pessimistic About Its Big Education Plan's Chances? This Could Be Why

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway promoted Education Freedom Scholarships at an event Oct. 1, but didn't sound particularly sanguine about the plan's chances.

July 29, 2019

Civil Rights Enforcement for LGBTQ Students Scaled Back Under Trump, Analysis Finds

Students' complaints about school discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity were less likely to result in changes under the Trump administration than they did under the Obama administration, an analysis of federal records finds.

July 29, 2019

DeVos Seeks to Align Education Grants With Trump-Backed Economic Initiative

Opportunity Zones. created through the 2017 federal tax bill, have already been prioritized by Betsy DeVos when it comes to federal charter school grants. The new proposed rule could mean more federal grants prioritizes these zones.

July 17, 2019

Betsy DeVos to Visit Manufacturer Where Hundreds of Teachers Work Second Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will hold a workforce event at a South Carolina drug manufacturer that employs hundreds of cash-strapped teachers in second jobs.

July 11, 2019

The American Federation of Teachers Is Suing Betsy DeVos Over Loan Forgiveness

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has filed the lawsuit, claiming Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made it impossible for people to secure Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

July 10, 2019

Education Department Boasts About Faster Resolution of Civil Rights Cases

On average, the U.S. Department of Education has resolved about twice as many civil rights cases per year under the Trump administration as it did under the Obama administration, the agency said in a news release Wednesday.

June 26, 2019

Donald Trump Hasn't Prioritized Education, Says Donald Trump's Education Secretary

In a radio interview, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that while Trump has backed her school choice efforts, "Education has clearly not been at the top of his list of priorities to address directly."

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