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October 24, 2017

Trump Education Dept. Awards New Innovation and Research Grants

Even though the Investing in Innovation program has been remade as the Education Innovation and Research program, and a new administration is in charge, the list of grantees includes many past winners.

October 19, 2017

Could Betsy DeVos' Pitch to Expand School Choice Help Dual Enrollment?

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sees dual enrollment and other programs that help high school kids earn college credit as a form of school choice, her favorite K-12 policy.

October 16, 2017

How Far Behind Is Trump in Staffing the Ed. Dept. Compared to Obama?

The Trump team is really behind the eight-ball when it comes to filing top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, compared to the previous administration's pace.

October 11, 2017

DeVos Wants to Steer Grant Money to School Choice, STEM, and More

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to give applicants interested in school choice, STEM, workforce development, school climate, literacy, and other priorities a leg up in pursuing federal grants.

October 05, 2017

Trump Administration Set to Publish Flood of Obama-Era ESEA Waivers

The Education Department is catching up by publishing information that was supposed to have been placed in the Federal Register when the waivers were granted between 2011 and 2016.

October 03, 2017

Trump Taps Common-Core Foe Mick Zais for No. 2 Post at Ed. Dept.

President Donald Trump has tapped Mitchell "Mick" Zais, the former South Carolina chief state school officer, as deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.

September 29, 2017

Trump Taps School Choice Champion Jim Blew to Serve in Key Ed. Dept. Policy Post

Jim Blew, the director of Student Success California, a 50CAN affiliate, has gotten the official White House nod to lead the office of planning, evaluation, and policy analysis at the U.S. Department of Education.

September 20, 2017

Hundreds of Advocates Tell Betsy DeVos: Don't Toss Civil Rights Regulations

Amid the Trump administration's push to slash federal red tape, educators, advocates, and parents tell the U.S. secretary of education they're worried about the effect that could have on historically overlooked groups of students.

September 19, 2017

Nominee for Top Education Dept. Attorney: I'd Tell Officials to Follow ESSA

Carlos Muñiz, only the second nominee to the Trump Education Department to have a hearing before the Senate education, addressed the Every Student Succeeds Act and transgender student rights in Tuesday testimony.

September 07, 2017

Five Former Education Secretaries to Congress: Save the 'Dreamers'

Republican and Democratic education secretaries from past administrations call on Congress to protect those who came to the U.S. illegally as children from potential deportation.

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