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August 07, 2020

DeVos: Give Religious Groups Equal Consideration for Education Grants

The new U.S. Department of Education guidance creates a federal process for individuals and organizations to file complaints under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

July 29, 2020

Educators Sour on Trump and DeVos but Warm to Some Governors During Pandemic

For the Democratic governors of Michigan and Pennsylvania, two of the three states Trump depended on to beat Clinton in 2016, the majority of educators said their opinions had become more favorable.

July 22, 2020

Lawsuits Pile Up Against DeVos Mandate for Aid to Private School Students

The fight over how much virus aid should go to private school students has underscored years-long divisions in the education community focused on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

July 21, 2020

DeVos Continues School Choice Push With New Grants for Native American Students

DeVos announced the $15 million "Accessing Choices in Education" grants on July 17, and she linked the new competition to the pandemic and the need for education to be more "student-centered."

July 12, 2020

DeVos Provides Little Clarity on School Reopening Push

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos brought little clarity to the Trump administration's aggressive push to reopen schools in a pair of television interviews Sunday.

July 09, 2020

Trump Team Reinforces Tying Federal Money to School Reopenings

The flurry of statements from Trump administration officials about how schools must restart in-person instruction has created confusion and blowback.

July 07, 2020

White House Ratchets Up Political Pressure to Reopen School Buildings

President Donald Trump made his most forceful push yet for schools to reopen their buildings, and he is seeking to leverage the issue for his re-election campaign.

July 07, 2020

Congress' Think Tank Casts Doubt on DeVos Push to Aid Private School Students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' push to direct coronavirus relief to private school students in general doesn't match "the most straightforward reading" of the CARES Act, according to the Congressional Research Service.

July 02, 2020

Trump Team Signals Support for More School Relief, Private School Choice Plan

As Trump officials voiced support for additional aid for K-12 schools, opponents criticized a report that the White House will push for a private school choice plan in the next relief package.

June 25, 2020

DeVos Partially Retreats in Fight Over COVID Aid and Private School Students

The Education Department's interim final rule is a qualified victory for those who've fought to keep more COVID aid for public schools. But it could complicate life for some districts.

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