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An Interview With DeVos' New Special Ed. Chief – Education Week

Johnny Collett’s selection to oversee special education for the U.S. Department of Education was a rare point of agreement between the Trump administration and the disability-advocacy community. Source: New feed

Secretary DeVos Statement on Senate Confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Department's General Counsel

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Education Department’s General Counsel: “We are pleased to finally have Carlos on the team,” said Secretary DeVos. “After a protracted

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the Passing of Mrs. Barbara Bush

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “Barbara Bush was a woman of grace, wit, perseverance and character. She committed the entirety of her life

Betsy DeVos Says We Can't 'Spend Our Way' Out of Stagnant Test Scores – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The U.S. education secretary and her four most recent predecessors agreed at a conference that the nation still struggles to educate its future workforce 35 after the landmark “A Nation at Risk” report. Source: New feed

DeVos Calls School Choice-Friendly Fla. a 'Bright Spot' in 'Stagnant' NAEP Scores – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The education secretary praises the Sunshine State while lamenting a national report that showed little progress in reading and math, and persistent achievement gaps between low-income and minority students and their peers. Source: New feed

Civil Rights Groups to Congress: Betsy DeVos is Approving Plans That Violate ESSA – Politics K-12 – Education Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans that fly in the face of the Every Student Succeeds Act’s protections for vulnerable children, more than a dozen civil rights groups, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Betsy DeVos Weighing Action on School Discipline Policy – 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. Source: New feed

Secretary DeVos on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: "We can and we must do better for America's students"

WASHINGTON – The Institute of Education Sciences today released the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as the “Nation’s Report Card”. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement in response: Source: New feed

Readout from Secretary DeVos' Visits to Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today travelled to Texas for a school tour at Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning in Richland Hills followed by a school and neighborhood visit in Dallas hosted by Urban Specialists,

DeVos Meets With Supporters, Critics of Discipline Rules as GAO Says Racial Disparities Persist – Rules for Engagement – Education Week

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is deciding whether or not to rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline. Her meetings came as a report by the Government Accountability Office found black students are consistently disciplined at higher rates than their peers.