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November 17, 2017

DeVos' Team Hears Criticisms of Obama-Era Guidance on Student Discipline

Civil rights groups and their advocates in Congress worry the meeting could serve as a prelude to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ultimately revoking the guidance.

November 15, 2017

Trump Taps CCSSO Official for Ed. Dept.'s Top Special Education Post

President Donald Trump has tapped Johnny Collett, who currently works at the Council of Chief State School Officers, to be the assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitative services.

November 15, 2017

Democrats Press Trump Nominees on School Choice and Civil Rights

Senate education committee Democrats used the confirmation hearing of two top U.S. Department of Education nominees to make their case against the Trump administration's favorite K-12 policy: School choice.

November 14, 2017

Betsy DeVos: Many Students Aren't Being Prepared for the Careers of Tomorrow

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told a roomful of CEOs that many students aren't mastering the skills needed for future careers.

November 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos: Stop 'Forcing' Four-Year Degrees as Only Pathway to Success

The U.S. secretary of Education said at the top of the first meeting of the White House Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion that a four-year degree isn't right for every student.

November 13, 2017

School Choice Would Get Boost From Proposed Amendments to Senate Tax Bill

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the amendments to the Senate tax bill that could create federal incentives for increasing private school choice.

November 09, 2017

Betsy DeVos Urged to Reject Florida's ESSA Plan by Civil Rights Groups

Florida's ESSA plan would give state tests only in English, and it would also leave English-language proficiency out of the state accountability system. Civil rights activists have a problem with those approaches.

November 08, 2017

Betsy DeVos to Visit Schools in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

DeVos will visit a school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, and then a school on St. Thomas later in the day.

November 07, 2017

How Do Trump's K-12 Campaign Promises Hold Up a Year After His Election?

As a candidate, now-President Donald Trump pledged a huge new school choice initiative, a slimmed down Education Department, the end of the common core, and more.

November 06, 2017

The GOP Has a New Vehicle for School Choice, But Are the Wealthy at the Wheel?

Recent data shows that most Americans are not aware of the savings plans that could be used to expand private school choice in the proposed Republican rewrite of the tax code.

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