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April 27, 2020

Betsy DeVos Introduces Grants to 'Rethink' Learning During COVID-19

"This is the time for local education leaders to unleash their creativity and ingenuity," Betsy DeVos said when she announced these Rethink K-12 School Models grants.

April 23, 2020

Betsy DeVos Releases Billions More in Coronavirus Education Aid

Schools can use this pot of $13.5 billion in CARES Act money for a variety of purposes to help them deal with the fallout of the coronavirus.

April 14, 2020

Betsy DeVos Releases First Coronavirus Emergency Aid for K-12 Schools

The $3 billion earmarked for governors is the first CARES Act aid for K-12 education U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has released.

April 09, 2020

Betsy DeVos Urges Schools to Teach New Material Amid Coronavirus Turmoil

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said she hopes that "students would not only maintain their current level of learning, but continue to expand."

March 27, 2020

DeVos Proposes 'Microgrants' for Students, Teachers During School Closures

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said such grants could help teachers with online learning as well as disadvantaged students in places where school systems have "simply shut down."

March 27, 2020

What the Coronavirus Aid Bill Trump Signed Does for Education, in One Chart

President Donald Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion coronavirus aid package that includes billions to help school budgets, but falls short of what many in the education community say students and educators will need.

March 24, 2020

How Does Current Law Limit Betsy DeVos' Power to Waive Education Mandates?

Several of the already existing restrictions on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' authority to waive federal education law deal with school funding.

March 21, 2020

DeVos Expected to Address State Testing at White House Briefing on Coronavirus

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

Senate Coronavirus Bill Would Give DeVos Sweeping Power to Waive Education Law

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

Key Senator Opposes DeVos' Plan for Teacher PD Vouchers

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.

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