A personal story told by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlights the implacable tension between advocates for traditional public schools and those who back charter schools and vouchers.
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October 21, 2019
October 09, 2019
"We're all going to be really disappointed at the first crack at this," Assistant Secretary of Education Jim Blew said about ESSA's required per-student spending reports for each school.
October 03, 2019
Education Week's interactive map tracks U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' school visits. Here's what you can learn from them and from her messaging focus on "education freedom."
October 02, 2019
The numbers represent a decline in the Education Department's favorability ratings on the Pew Research Center's latest poll, but they're still higher than late in the Obama administration.
October 01, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway promoted Education Freedom Scholarships at an event Oct. 1, but didn't sound particularly sanguine about the plan's chances.
July 29, 2019
Students' complaints about school discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity were less likely to result in changes under the Trump administration than they did under the Obama administration, an analysis of federal records finds.
July 29, 2019
Opportunity Zones. created through the 2017 federal tax bill, have already been prioritized by Betsy DeVos when it comes to federal charter school grants. The new proposed rule could mean more federal grants prioritizes these zones.
July 17, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will hold a workforce event at a South Carolina drug manufacturer that employs hundreds of cash-strapped teachers in second jobs.
July 11, 2019
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten has filed the lawsuit, claiming Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made it impossible for people to secure Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
July 10, 2019
On average, the U.S. Department of Education has resolved about twice as many civil rights cases per year under the Trump administration as it did under the Obama administration, the agency said in a news release Wednesday.