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: 'Tolerating Low Expectations for Children With Disabilities Must End'

When it comes to educating students with special needs, "the minimum" is not an option, writes U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (December 8, 2017)

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05/23 02:15 pm | Changes to Civil Rights Probes Under Betsy DeVos Alarm Democrats | More than a dozen Democratic senators allege in a letter that changes to civil rights investigations under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos jeopardize students who face ...

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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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New federal data on 99 percent of the nation’s schools tally up a long and growing list of inequities that disadvantage students of color and those with disabilities.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Two of the largest states are still awaiting approval from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on their plans for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Betsy DeVos and other political leaders have lost sight of the audacious Reagan-era goal to revitalize education, writes Thomas Toch.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
An Education Week review shows that few states plan to take advantage of opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act to bolster various forms of school choice.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
At the heart of the debate is why black students are disciplined at higher rates and the role of federal officials in addressing disparities.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Congress approved a spending bill for fiscal 2018 that boosts the Education Department’s budget to the largest number in its history, despite President Donald Trump’s proposal for a cutback.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Chronic absenteeism and college-and-career readiness prove popular as states look to choose a school performance measure beyond test scores and grad rates.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
ESSA’s new requirement that districts report school-by-school spending numbers could prove a boon to the public and parents, and a headache for school administrators.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
The past two weeks show the education secretary is still a prime target of vitriol from her critics and sometimes her own worst enemy in making her case in the public arena.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
Betsy DeVos should take a closer look at how schools are innovating, writes Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota's Superintendent of Public Instruction.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week

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