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March 05, 2020

Senators Press DeVos for Specifics on How Schools Should Handle Coronavirus

As communities around the country record new cases of coronavirus, schools are grappling with tough questions about how to respond, senators told U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.

February 27, 2020

At Heated Budget Hearing, Betsy DeVos Denies Seeking to 'Privatize' Education

While the education secretary said traditional spending and programs in education had only produced "sad results," Democrats on a House subcommittee sharply criticized the Trump administration's approach to the budget, charter schools, and civil rights.

February 26, 2020

What Betsy DeVos' New Title IX Initiative on Sexual Assault Means for Schools

An initiative from the U.S. Department of Education will conduct national reviews to study how K-12 schools and districts are handling sexual assault cases, and attempt to raise public awareness about the issue.

February 09, 2020

'Fire' Betsy DeVos? Democrats Turn Cabinet Turnover Into Campaign Attack

Democrats don't like U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. But a few Democratic candidates for president are putting an interesting twist on their attacks.

February 05, 2020

'Government Schools' or Public Schools? Trump, DeVos, and the Language of School Choice

The phrase "government schools" dates back decades to the earliest origins of the school choice movement. Here's why Trump may have used used it in his State of the Union address.

January 31, 2020

DeVos Grants Four States Option to Waive Some Federal Education Requirements

The Education Flexibility program allows participating states to waive certain federal education requirements so that school districts can try new approaches.

January 30, 2020

DeVos Taps Haley Barbour, Ex-Governor and RNC Boss, to Oversee 'Nation's Report Card'

Barbour, who served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1997, will serve as chairman of the National Assessment Governing Board for a term that lasts until Sept. 30, 2023.

January 23, 2020

DeVos: It's Ironic When Abortion Rights Supporters Don't Back School Choice

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos also invoked slavery in remarks on the abortion debate given to Christian college students in Washington Wednesday.

January 15, 2020

Betsy DeVos Gave a State Charter School Grants. Lawmakers Have Said No Thanks, Twice

It's pretty obvious by now that many Democrats are growing increasingly uncomfortable supporting charter schools. But New Hampshire lawmakers have taken the unusual step of rejecting federal charter school grant money.

October 30, 2019

DeVos Praises Florida's NAEP Performance Despite Significant Declines

For the second straight year, Betsy DeVos lauded Florida for its performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. But when it comes to the state's 2019 scores, is that praise from DeVos justified?

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