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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.

May 07, 2019

A Conversation With Betsy DeVos: Live From EWA (Video and Transcript)

Watch the video or read the transcript from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' remarks at the Education Writers Association conference on May 6 in Baltimore.

May 07, 2019

Top DeVos Deputy Dismisses Criticism of Her Choice Plan As 'Fearmongering'

The right-leaning Heritage Foundation, which supports school choice, worries Betsy DeVos' plan could give the federal government too much influence. One of her top staffers said that concern is overblown.

May 06, 2019

Betsy DeVos to the Media: Don't Use Me as 'Clickbait.'

In a Q&A at the Education Writers Association, the education secretary also talked about her school choice initiative and civil rights record.

April 22, 2019

DeVos' Team 'Rethinking' Education for Incarcerated Youth

The U.S. Department of Education held a day-long on the issue, a Trump administration priority since the passage of bipartisan prison reform legislation last year.

April 17, 2019

DeVos Visits Kentucky School Recovering From Shooting

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Wednesday visited a Kentucky high school that is recovering from a 2018 shooting to award additional grant money meant to aid its recovery efforts.

April 10, 2019

DeVos Defends School Choice as Democrats Demand Answers on Arming Teachers

A marathon hearing Wednesday marked the first time U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared before the House education committee since Democrats won the House last November.

April 08, 2019

Betsy DeVos: 'Teaching Has Gotten a Bad Beating Over the Years'

In a speech to chief state school officers, the education secretary encouraged states to take advantage of flexibilities in the Every Student Succeeds Act and find ways to elevate the teaching profession.

April 08, 2019

Would Betsy DeVos' Newest School Choice Idea Use 'Public Funds'?

The proposal for a system of tax credits to bolster educational choice is the latest pitch from the president and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to move the needle on their favorite K-12 policy.

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