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Essential Education: LA fires prompt many school closures - Los Angeles Times

Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: All L.A. Unified schools in the San Fernando Valley will be closed through Friday, as well as 17 on the Westside. After two days of closure for all ...and more »

For Rural America, School Choice Could Spell Doom - Newsweek

Updated | No demographic in November's election broke as dramatically for Donald Trump as small-town and rural America. While Hillary Clinton won the cities and Trump scored a narrow five-point margin in the suburbs (which generally vote Republican ...and more »

The Senate Just Confirmed Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. Every Single Democrat Voted Against Her. - Mother Jones

Despite an avalanche of emails and calls flooding Capitol Hill in the past two weeks, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as the next secretary of education. With Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voting ...and more »

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Remarks at All-Staff Meeting - U.S. Department of Education (press release)

Below are remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at her first all-staff meeting. Good morning. Thank you for gathering, or for taking a few minutes to tune in from your offices around the Department. And thank you for your welcome. I have ...and more »

Statement from US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Visiting Howard University During Its 150th Anniversary - U.S. Department of Education (press release)

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to Howard University to meet with Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, followed by a meeting with student leaders. The following is a statement from Secretary DeVos: “It was ...and more »

US Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to Address all Department Staff - U.S. Department of Education (press release)

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will address the Department staff on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. ET. Secretary DeVos' speech will focus on the importance of the work and mission of the Department of Education. Following her remarks, Secretary ...and more »

Can Betsy DeVos Make Shift From Divisive Nominee to Effective Leader? - Education Week

Betsy DeVos, recently confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education, waits on stage to be introduced before addressing staff at the Department of Education in Washington on Feb. 8. —T.J. Kirkpatrick/Redux for Education Week. New secretary offers ...and more »

The DeVos Agenda - Inside Higher Ed

After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation and dealing with sexual assault on campus. By. Andrew Kreighbaum ...and more »

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor with almost no experience in public education, was confirmed by the Senate as the nation's education secretary on Tuesday, but only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President ...and more »

The Comforts of the Betsy DeVos War - New York Times

In these distinctly abnormal times for the republic, with Donald Trump in the White House and a group of unprepared revolutionaries around him, one must be grateful for small doses of normalcy and politics as usual. Thank heavens, then, for Senate ...and more »