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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."

June 23, 2019

Leaked DeVos Vetting Documents From Trump Transition Note Her Opposition to His Policies, Personality

The vetting document, which was first published by Axios, included information about her support for the Common Core State Standards and her backing of other presidential candidates in 2016.

June 23, 2019

Your Guide to Education in the Democratic Debate: Charter Schools, Teacher Pay, and Betsy DeVos

On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?

May 22, 2019

Betsy DeVos Visited a School. Here's Why Her Staff Didn't Publicize It in Advance

DeVos' request that the California school not notify the community of her visit beforehand underscores the negative reactions she can still attract in public settings, as well as competing concerns for school leaders.

May 20, 2019

What the Education Department Inspector General Discovered About Betsy DeVos' Emails

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent and received a "limited number" of emails related to official government business from her personal accounts, a review found.

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