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April 15, 2018

Betsy DeVos Has Been Scarce on Capitol Hill; Why Is That?

Democrats are unhappy that the education secretary has appeared on Capitol Hill less often than her recent predecessors, but Republicans cite scheduling conflicts and other factors.

April 12, 2018

Betsy DeVos Says We Can't 'Spend Our Way' Out of Stagnant Test Scores

The U.S. education secretary and her four most recent predecessors agreed at a conference that the nation still struggles to educate its future workforce 35 after the landmark "A Nation at Risk" report.

April 10, 2018

Military Coalition Tells Congress Not to Raid Federal Budget for School Choice

The consortium representing various veterans' groups and uniformed associations is pushing back on the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, which was introduced last month by Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind.

April 10, 2018

DeVos Calls School Choice-Friendly Fla. a 'Bright Spot' in 'Stagnant' NAEP Scores

The education secretary praises the Sunshine State while lamenting a national report that showed little progress in reading and math, and persistent achievement gaps between low-income and minority students and their peers.

April 09, 2018

DeVos: Some Educators Say Schools Are 'Less Safe' Because of Obama Discipline Guidance

The department is mulling scrapping the guidance, or making major tweaks to it, as part of an administration-wide effort to slim down regulations.

April 09, 2018

Betsy DeVos: Oklahoma Teachers Should 'Stay Focused on What's Right For Kids'

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that striking teachers in Oklahoma shouldn't let "adult disagreements" get in the way of serving students.

April 05, 2018

Betsy DeVos Explores Pros and Cons of Obama Discipline Guidance

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been thinking of tossing or tweaking Obama-era guidance that seeks to address serious discipline disparities between racial minorities and their white peers.

March 28, 2018

As DeVos School Safety Panel Meets, Educators Blast Exclusion of School Voices

It's hard for a cabinet secretary, or anyone who isn't in a real school building day after day, to make practical recommendations about school safety, educators and advocates say.

March 26, 2018

Tension Between DeVos and a GOP Congress Reflects a Beltway Tradition

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is frustrated with Congress and it appears to be mutual. But she's hardly the first secretary to clash with lawmakers in her own party.

March 23, 2018

DeVos' School Safety Commission Meets March 28, Amid Skepticism About Its Membership

Education advocates are dismayed that the commission is made up of only cabinet secretaries.

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