Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.
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The education secretary is expected to speak at a White House coronavirus press briefing Sunday or Monday to discuss the cancellation of standardized testing for this school year.
March 19, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act would give the education secretary the power to grant "national emergency educational waivers" from the Every Student Succeeds Act and other laws.
March 17, 2020
The creation of vouchers for teachers' professional development "violates both the spirit and intent" of federal law, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. says in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
March 05, 2020
As communities around the country record new cases of coronavirus, schools are grappling with tough questions about how to respond, senators told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.
February 27, 2020
While the education secretary said traditional spending and programs in education had only produced "sad results," Democrats on a House subcommittee sharply criticized the Trump administration's approach to the budget, charter schools, and civil rights.
February 26, 2020
An initiative from the U.S. Department of Education will conduct national reviews to study how K-12 schools and districts are handling sexual assault cases, and attempt to raise public awareness about the issue.
February 09, 2020
Democrats don't like U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. But a few Democratic candidates for president are putting an interesting twist on their attacks.
February 05, 2020
The phrase "government schools" dates back decades to the earliest origins of the school choice movement. Here's why Trump may have used used it in his State of the Union address.
January 31, 2020
The Education Flexibility program allows participating states to waive certain federal education requirements so that school districts can try new approaches.