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.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pauses while speaking with the media on July 13, 2017, in Washington.
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A Commentary by Betsy DeVos: How We Can Catch Up to Other Countries in Education

Following a trip to Europe, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reflects on how we should restructure education at home. (June 28, 2018)

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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 issue was named ahead of criminal justice, voting rights, freedom of expression, and enforcement by many advisory group members surveyed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
If Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, expect them to focus heavily on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' civil rights record.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her counterparts from around the globe met in Argentina for the first-ever G-20 meeting of education and employment ministers.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Some districts are eyeing Every Student Succeeds Act money as a way to provide arms to school staff in order to protect students, but Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans not to put out guidance on that.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Leaving education decisions up to employers is not healthy for America, writes former assistant labor secretary Arnold Packer.
July 19, 2018 – Education Week
Here's a breakdown of what could happen to key Education Department offices if the Trump administration's plan to combine the two agencies ever gets off the ground.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Following a trip to Europe, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reflects on how we should restructure education at home.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
President Donald Trump has sought to roll back much of his predecessor's legacy. Here's a guide to some key Obama-era initiatives, guidance, and regulations and how they've fared so far.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
If U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos scraps the long-standing federal office that supports English-learners, a broad community of advocates and experts, including two former directors of the office, warn the move could harm students who already lag their peers on every academic measure.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got a glimpse at at school choice, career-tech education, and more in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week

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