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September 20, 2017

Hundreds of Advocates Tell Betsy DeVos: Don't Toss Civil Rights Regulations

Amid the Trump administration's push to slash federal red tape, educators, advocates, and parents tell the U.S. secretary of education they're worried about the effect that could have on historically overlooked groups of students.

September 19, 2017

Nominee for Top Education Dept. Attorney: I'd Tell Officials to Follow ESSA

Carlos Muñiz, only the second nominee to the Trump Education Department to have a hearing before the Senate education, addressed the Every Student Succeeds Act and transgender student rights in Tuesday testimony.

September 18, 2017

Q&A: One-on-One with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

As a new school year opens, DeVos talks with Education Week about civil rights protections for students, the Every Student Succeeds Act, special education, the bureaucracy, and more.

September 18, 2017

Top Dems: DeVos ESSA Oversight Has 'Failed' on Several Fronts, Must Improve

Democrats are pushing the education secretary to only approves plans that meet the Every Student Succeeds Act's requirements, but DeVos seems more inclined to give states a lot of leeway.

September 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos Waiting for 'Right Time,' Circumstances for a Choice Initiative

Despite recent setbacks, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is not giving up on a school choice initiative, she said in a wide-ranging Education Week interview last week.

September 16, 2017

Scenes From Betsy DeVos' 'Rethinking School' Tour: Pulled Pork and Protestors

Education Week spoke with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on her tour "Rethinking School," which took her to Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and, finally, Indiana.

September 12, 2017

Betsy DeVos Wants to Rethink 'Mundane Malaise' of Traditional Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants teachers and school leaders to move past the blackboards-and-desks model of K-12 schooling, with an eye towards better serving individual kids.

September 11, 2017

Betsy DeVos Launches Six-State 'Rethinking School' Tour

The U.S. Secretary of Education is kicking off her trip in Wyoming, and swinging by Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

September 07, 2017

Five Former Education Secretaries to Congress: Save the 'Dreamers'

Republican and Democratic education secretaries from past administrations call on Congress to protect those who came to the U.S. illegally as children from potential deportation.

September 06, 2017

Senate Panel Rejects Trump Teacher-Funding Cut, School Choice Proposals

Lawmakers in the Senate overseeing education spending dealt a big blow to the Trump administration's K-12 budget asks in a spending bill approved Wednesday.

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