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February 06, 2017

How Possible Democratic Presidential Contenders Have Handled Betsy DeVos

Some of the Democrats who seemed most eager to oppose the education secretary nominee are among those being floated in the media and elsewhere as possible 2020 presidential contenders.

February 03, 2017

Senate Set to Decide Betsy DeVos' Fate Next Week

By a party-line vote of 52-48, the Senate voted to close debate on DeVos' nomination by President Donald Trump, which has sparked a controversy unlike any seen before over a potential secretary of education.

February 03, 2017

Former Fordham, AFC Staffers Join Education Dept., Memo Says

Three new staffers with experience in education policy circles joined the list of political aides smoothing the way for the Trump administration to take over the U.S. Department of Education.

February 02, 2017

John B. King, Jr. to Lead The Education Trust

King, who served as President Barack Obama's education secretary, will be only the second leader in Ed Trust's history, taking over for Kati Haycock, its CEO and founder.

February 02, 2017

Here Are Key GOP Senators Who Have Yet to Support or Oppose Betsy DeVos

Without another Republican senator joining the two who say they'll vote against the education secretary nominee, the tally appears to be 50-50, assuming all Democrats vote "no."

February 01, 2017

Betsy DeVos Tells State Chiefs Group: 'States Are in the Driver's Seat' on ESSA

"She clearly said to me that the states need to be in control of a lot of these decisions," said Chris Minnich, the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

February 01, 2017

Two GOP Senators Announce Opposition to Betsy DeVos

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said they would vote against DeVos over concerns about her track record with and knowledge of public schools.

February 01, 2017

Which GOP Senators Could Reject DeVos? Look to Rural, Anti-Voucher Republicans

A 2015 Senate vote on a federal school choice bill provides a clue about which senators might not be big DeVos fans.

February 01, 2017

What Could Betsy DeVos Really Get Done as Education Secretary?

The short answer: Maybe not quite as much as you might think. For one thing, the Every Student Succeeds Act doesn't give her much running room.

January 31, 2017

Senate Committee Backs Betsy DeVos, But Two Future GOP Votes Uncertain

Democrats tried a variety of tactics to attack DeVos' nomination, questioning her fitness for the job, her political background, and her ability to avoid conflicts of interest.

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