Betsy DeVos

The latest news about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, including articles, Commentaries, and special features. DeVos, a billionaire and school choice advocate, took the helm of the Education Department on Feb. 7, 2017, after unprecedented pushback and has remained a highly divisive figure.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, now in her second month at the helm of the Education Department, is still settling into her role of representing the agency in the public eye.
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DeVos' Challenge: Tuning Her Message as New Education Secretary

After a rough start on the communications front, Betsy DeVos faces a steep climb to get her points across to the public while settling into her policy role. (March 21, 2017)

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Map: Tracking Betsy DeVos' School Visits
Each time U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits a school, we'll mark it down on this map. We'll note the name and location of the school, whether it's a traditional public, charter, or private school, the date, and link to any of our coverage of her visit.

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The president's spending plan for the Education Department aims to advance school choice on a number of fronts, while making deep cuts in other areas.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
A task force will take nearly a year to examine regulations put out by previous administrations, determine which step on local control, and issue recommendations.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
States are preparing to fill the void if Obama-era ed-tech initiatives lose support due to the new administration's educational and budget priorities.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
A slate of personnel picks at the U.S. Department of Education includes some who have been working there since earlier in the Trump administration and require no Senate confirmation.
April 14, 2017 – Education Week
The charter movement is at an inflection point, writes Greg Richmond, CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
After a rough start on the communications front, Betsy DeVos faces a steep climb to get her points across to the public while settling into her policy role.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
For students with disabilities, vouchers can help open the door to private school attendance, but they come with trade-offs, including the loss of specific legal protections.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Each time U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits a school, we'll mark it down on this map. We'll note the name and location of the school, whether it's a traditional public, charter, or private school, the date, and link to any of our coverage of her visit.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Nearly two months into the new administration and with ESSA deadlines looming, the agency has yet to fill key positions and faces steep cuts in its proposed budget.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Those on the left may have more in common with Betsy DeVos than they realize, writes Jennifer L. Steele.
March 9, 2017 – Education Week

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