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January 04, 2018

Trump Taps Stanford Researcher for NCES Commissioner

Trump has appointed James Lynn Woodworth to the top post at the National Center for Education Statistics.

December 22, 2017

Trump Ed. Dept. Wants Improvements to ESSA Plans for California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Two Other States

Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas need to make some big improvements to their plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.

December 21, 2017

Education Department's Budget Includes Some Words Barred at the CDC

The Education Department's budget request includes terms like "evidence-based," "vulnerable", and "diversity," at least three of the seven words the Center for Disease Control has been reportedly banned from using.

December 11, 2017

Trump Taps Ex-Florida Chief, Lt. Governor for Top K-12 Post Under DeVos

President Donald Trump has tapped Frank Brogan, who served as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education.

November 28, 2017

Trump Taps Mark Schneider to Lead Institute of Education Sciences

If confirmed by the Senate, Schneider will serve as the director for six years, potentially beyond Trump's tenure as president.

November 20, 2017

Hundreds of Comments Pour In on DeVos' Priorities for Education Grants

More than 1,000 people and organizations had thoughts for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team on the department will decide who gets competitive grant money.

November 15, 2017

Trump Taps CCSSO Official for Ed. Dept.'s Top Special Education Post

President Donald Trump has tapped Johnny Collett, who currently works at the Council of Chief State School Officers, to be the assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitative services.

November 14, 2017

Here's What to Watch as Key Trump Ed. Dept. Nominees Face Senators

Lawmakers will get the chance to question Mick Zais, the nominee for deputy secretary of education, and Jim Blew, the pick for head of planning, evaluation, and policy analysis.

November 09, 2017

Comments About Muslims, Women in Science Sink Trump Education Nominee

Tim Kelly, the pick for assistant secretary for career and technical education, authored a personal blog that, among other things, made pointed statements about Muslims, Head Start parents, and federal efforts to recruit women into the sciences.

October 29, 2017

Trump Announces Another Education Department Nominee

President Donald Trump has tapped the current director of risk management at the U.S. Agency of International Development, to be the chief financial officer at the Education Department.

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