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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02/20 01:45 pm | Here's What Happened the Last Time Congress Considered School Shootings | Both congressional Democrats and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are on the same page: They both want Capitol Hill to hold hearings on school shootings. What happened the ...

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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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Enough is enough. The U.S. Department of Education must take action on school safety, writes Deborah S. Delisle.
February 16, 2018 – Education Week
In a discussion with reporters, the education secretary talked about her plans for "rethinking" schools, deregulation, implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, what's next on school choice, and more.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
A Senate confirmation hearing for Pres. Trump's nominee to oversee K-12 policy turns into a debate over how well Betsy DeVos is overseeing ESSA implementation.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. secretary of education faced a steep learning curve when she took office last year. See how her tenure is shaping up in key issue areas.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Education Department funding, the prospects for a school choice initiative, and the federal regulatory footprint all could be in play in 2018.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week
Charter schools will allow us to reclaim the true purpose of education in a democratic society, argues Hillsdale College’s Gary Wolfram.
January 8, 2018 – Education Week
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 – Education Week
The Trump administration's "troubling" zeal for deregulation could hurt marginalized students, caution David C. Bloomfield and Alan A. Aja.
December 4, 2017 – Education Week
House and Senate proposals differ on changes to the federal tax code that could affect out-of-pocket teacher expenses, school choice, and even federal funding.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Though school choice remains a central part of the education secretary's policy message, she has used recent appearances to emphasize the need for learning beyond the usual post-high school route.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week

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