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November 27, 2018

Betsy DeVos Says There's a Higher Education 'Crisis,' But Experts Dispute Her Explanations

DeVos said that the country's higher education system is in "crisis" thanks in part to a "government takeover of the student lending system" under the Obama administration. That claim met with strong criticism.

November 20, 2018

Trump Ed. Dept. Outlines Process for States Seeking to Change Their ESSA Plans

State chiefs who want to make changes to the ESSA plans must first consult with their governors, and give the education community an opportunity to comment.

November 16, 2018

What K-12 Educators Need to Know About Trump's Sexual Assault and Harassment Guidance

While most of the debate over Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination in education, has centered on colleges and universities, the new civil rights guidance will affect K-12 schools, too.

November 14, 2018

Betsy DeVos' Team Holds School Report Card 'Design Challenge'

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to publish a host of new information, including data on school-by-school spending, long-term English-learners, homeless and foster students, and more.

November 07, 2018

Buckle Up, Betsy DeVos: Democrats Have Won the House

With newly empowered Democrats in charge of the House education committee, expect the education secretary to testify more on Capitol Hill as she and other Trump education officials go under the microscope.

November 02, 2018

Betsy DeVos Has Met With Republicans About Six Times as Often as Democrats

An Education Week analysis of the education secretary's calendar shows she met far more often with GOP federal and state policymakers than Democrats in her 18 months.

October 26, 2018

Betsy DeVos Gets a New Chief of Staff

Nate Bailey, who has been serving as DeVos' communications chief, will take over for Josh Venable.

October 18, 2018

Did Sen. Ted Cruz Really Cast the Deciding Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos?

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has hit his opponent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, for wanting to take money away from public schools being the "deciding vote" in favor of DeVos' confirmation.

October 17, 2018

Trump Team Sued for Not Releasing Records on Using Federal Money to Arm Teachers

Democracy Forward, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Southern Poverty Law Center want to know what role, if any, gun-rights lobbying groups may have played in the debate.

October 16, 2018

Betsy DeVos: Lack of Civics Education Draws Students to Ideas Like Socialism

The U.S. secretary of education said on a conservative think tank's podcast that young voters are ill-equipped by the K-12 system to understand and debate competing ideas.

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