Last week, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he selected Betsy DeVos, a longtime school choice advocate and Republican mega-donor, to be his nominee for education secretary.
Following the announcement, Education Week‘s government and politics team got busy digging into DeVos’ background (check out their five things to know about her).
And they also jumped in front of the camera.
Politics reporter Andrew Ujifusa and editor Mark Bomster produced this Facebook Live video hours after the announcement. They talk about her record on education and what to expect from her as the nation’s top education official:
Alyson Klein, Ujifusa’s Politics K-12 co-blogger, visited the PBS NewHour set to provide even more details about DeVos, including her stance on the common core:
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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.