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Federal Senate Confirms Catherine Lhamon to Civil Rights Post; Kamala Harris Casts Decisive Vote
Joe Biden's controversial pick to lead the Education Department's office for civil rights held that job in the Obama administration.
Federal Senators Grill Civil Rights Nominee on Transgender Students, Sexual Assault Investigations
If confirmed as assistant secretary for civil rights, Catherine Lhamon will handle some of the Education Department's most sensitive issues.
Federal Biden Pick for Education Civil Rights Office Has History With Racial Equity, LGBTQ Issues
Biden selected Catherine Lhamon to lead the Education Department's civil rights work, a role she also held in the Obama administration.
Federal Biden Taps Ex-Obama Aide Roberto Rodriguez for Key Education Department Job
Rodriguez served as a top education staffer to President Barack Obama and currently leads a teacher-advocacy organization.
Federal Senators Press Deputy Education Secretary Nominee on School Closures, Lost Learning Time
If confirmed, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten would be the Education Department's number two as it urges in-person learning.
Federal Biden's Pick for Deputy Education Secretary Faces Criticism Over Charter School Views
San Diego Superintendent Cindy Marten has been met with both support from educators and concern from some charter school supporters.
Federal Senate Confirms Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary
The former Connecticut education commissioner got his start as an elementary school teacher and was a principal and school administrator.
Federal New Biden Education Staffers Arrive Via Gates Foundation, K-12 Reform Group, Sen. Sanders
The latest round of appointees to the Education Department includes some policy insiders, but there's no single trend or direction so far.
Federal Six Things to Watch for at Miguel Cardona's Confirmation Hearing for Education Secretary
Here are some issues that may come up as a Senate committee questions President Joe Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal Early Education Department Appointees Have Links to Jill Biden, Teachers' Unions
President Joe Biden's 12 appointments have links to the players who could exert the most influence on the new administration's K-12 policy.
Federal Biden Picks San Diego Superintendent for Deputy Education Secretary
San Diego Superintendent Cindy Marten was a classroom teacher for 17 years before she became a school and district administrator.
Federal Obama Education Staff Involved in Race to the Top, Civil Rights Join Biden's White House
Both Catherine Lhamon and Carmel Martin will serve on President-elect Joe Biden's Domestic Policy Council.
Federal DeVos Appoints New Director for English-Learner Office
The selection of Lorena Orozco McElwain as director of the office of English language acquisition shakes up a long-standing tradition.
Federal Trump Taps Rob Goad as White House Education Adviser
Goad took temporary leave from Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.'s office last year to help the Trump campaign with education issues, including a $20 billion school choice proposal.