Education news, analysis, and opinion about the 11th U.S. Education Secretary, who served from 2017 to 2021.
Federal Betsy DeVos Resigns a Day After Pro-Trump Mob Storms U.S. Capitol
One of the president's longest-serving cabinet members, DeVos had previously denounced the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington.
Federal Opinion An Exit Interview With Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Secretary DeVos shares some thoughts with Rick on her experiences, what she learned in office, and what advice she’d offer her successor.
Policy & Politics How Betsy DeVos Bent the Nation’s Education Debate in Four Tense Years
President Donald Trump’s education secretary decried big government in schools, but wound up keeping her agency at center stage.
Federal DeVos' Team Has Left Biden a Policy Blueprint Several of Her Critics Support
Guidance from the Trump administration about accountability requirements has gotten support from groups frequently critical of Betsy DeVos.
Education Funding DeVos and States Clash on Whether COVID-19 Aid Is Just 'Sitting in the Bank'
A new data tool shows schools had spent a small share of CARES Act money months after the law passed, but what that means is disputed.
Federal 'Bye Betsy' and More: Education World Reacts to Biden Victory
Many educators celebrated Biden's win by waving goodbye to Betsy DeVos as K-12 groups urged the next administration to address key issues.
Federal How Betsy DeVos' Teacher Grants Boost Donald Trump's Economic Agenda
The teacher and principal grants also highlight how presidential administrations can make their mark on education funding in various ways.
Federal Betsy DeVos Admits Defeat in Legal Battle Over Coronavirus Aid
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said her department won't appeal a decision from a federal court that voided her controversial rule involving COVID-19 relief and private school students.
Federal Government Watchdog Finds Fault With Trump's School Reopening Push
A new GAO report faults the Trump administration for inconsistent guidance on reopening schools and says a push for in-person learning was "misaligned with risk-based decision making."
Federal DeVos Hopeful School Choice Funding Will Be Included in COVID-19 Relief Bill
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes for tax credits for private school scholarships and funding for families to pay tuition or buy educational materials.
Federal Judge Strikes Down DeVos Rule on COVID-19 Relief Funds in Nationwide Order
A federal judge struck down a rule that required public schools to direct a larger share of coronavirus relief to private schools.
Federal DeVos Appoints New Leader of African-American Education Initiative
Terris Todd, a former teacher and school administrator in the Battle Creek, Mich., schools, is the ethnic vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party.
Social Studies Trump Targets History Class as Well as School Choice in Bid for Second Term
As the president accepts his party’s nomination, his messaging reflects a bundle of priorities, from getting schools back open and pushing school choice to the hot-button issue of how American history is taught.
Federal Second Judge Blocks DeVos' Virus Relief Rule, Calls Her Reasoning 'Jiggery-Pokery'
U.S. District Court Judge James Donato wrote that the Trump administration's coronavirus relief rule about private school studentsis "manifestly not in the public interest."