In defending the president's budget on Capitol Hill, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos implored lawmakers to focus on "students and their education," rather than "schools and systems." Democrats weren't buying it.
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May 19, 2017
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May 17, 2017
The U.S. secretary of education will address the school choice advocacy organization she chaired and helped found, speaking at its national convention in Indianapolis, a source said.
May 16, 2017
Tim Kelly, a GOP member of the state legislature, told the Detroit News he expects DeVos to tap him as assistant secretary of technical and adult education.
May 11, 2017
At least six states plans have been deemed complete by the U.S. Department of Education.
May 09, 2017
Expanding school choice is the Trump administration's favorite K-12 policy, but the administration has yet to release a detailed proposal explaining how it plans to make that a reality.
May 08, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has had plenty to say over the years about the importance of paying the best teachers more—and getting rid of teachers who aren't effective.
May 04, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos hasn't been up to Capitol Hill to testify on the Trump administration's budget yet. But when she does, she may want to take some cues from her predecessor, Terrel H. Bell.
May 03, 2017
The president praised a District of Columbia voucher program for its high graduation rate, but left out a recent study casting doubt on its impact on students' academic achievement.