Articles about "DeVos"

Apr 13, 2018

A conference held this week celebrating the 35th anniversary of the landmark “A Nation at Risk Report” hosted several former Secretaries of Education, advocates, and journalists to discuss education policy as it stands.


Panelists lament...

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) heard from a variety of stakeholders on Wednesday regarding the 2014 “Dear Colleague” letter addressing school discipline disparities.  Two separate listening sessions were held this week, one including...

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A controversial school safety commission chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos held its first organizational meeting this week.


Though the U.S. Department of Education (ED) had originally told stakeholders that teachers and othe...

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Mar 19, 2018

This week the White House announced the formation of a new task force focused on school safety.  The Federal Commission on School Safety will be chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and will be charged with addressing school safety...

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Sep 25, 2017

As part of its ongoing work to aid hurricane relief efforts, today the Department of Education released new non-regulatory guidance to help Department grantees and program participants remove barriers to restoring teaching and learning envi...

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Sep 18, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos kicked off a back-to-school tour on Tuesday, visiting schools in six States through today.  The four-day trip, named the “Rethink School” tour, has brought DeVos to a variety of K-12 schools and institutio...

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Jul 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is reportedly changing how it provides feedback on State plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has received blowback in recent weeks in response to preli...

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Jun 19, 2017

An internal memorandum to U.S. Department of Education (ED) staff, obtained by the government watchdog organization ProPublica, would significantly change how the agency’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) handles various complaints. 

The mem...

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Jun 12, 2017

In a hearing before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Tuesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was called to defend the budget proposal put forth for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) by President Trump for fiscal year (FY) 2018. ...

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Apr 07, 2017

A group of Democrats in Congress have written to the Trump Administration asking them to offer clear guidance on the rights of undocumented immigrants in education.  The letter, addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Educ...

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Feb 20, 2017

In a letter to Chief State School Officers late last Friday, newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered new guidance on the timeline for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) under the new administration.



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Feb 14, 2017

February 10, 2017


Dear Chief State School Officer:


Thank you for the important work you and stakeholders in your State are engaged in to develop new State plans and transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthor...

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Jan 17, 2017

Members of Congress have formed a new interest group to support public schools.  The formation of the caucus was announced in a press conference Tuesday, where Members of Congress spoke alongside the Presidents of the American Federation of...

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Dec 12, 2016

Just before Thanksgiving, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education. DeVos is a Michigan philanthropist – her husband is Amway heir Dick DeVos – and former chair of the Michigan R...

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