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.
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November 15, 2017
November 14, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
November 05, 2017
Special education advocates are not fans of New York's plan to The Empire State, to give students with significant cognitive disabilities a test that matches their instructional level, not their age.
November 02, 2017
It's not clear if the offers are part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' plan to trim the federal footprint on K-12, since these types of buyouts aren't unique to the Trump administration.