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.
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September 17, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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.
September 05, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined President Donald Trump and other cabinet officials in a visit to hurricane-ravaged Texas and Louisiana over the weekend.
August 17, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter to agency staff Thursday decrying racist, anti-Semitic demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., in the wake of last weekend's violent protests.
August 17, 2017
Many educators and organizations did not mince words in criticizing President Donald Trump's contention that "both sides" including those protesting a racist rally were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.