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Bipartisan Education Politics a Thing of the Past - U.S. News & World Report

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos held her first public press conference in Washington on Wednesday. (Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images). When Congress passed a sprawling rewrite of the federal education law at the tail-end of 2015, it was ...and more »

Betsy DeVos' Campaign Contributions -

A chart purportedly shows how much money Betsy DeVos and her family contributed to Republican senators. a katz / Shutterstock, Inc. 7K. CLAIM. Betsy DeVos and her family contributed millions of dollars to the campaigns of Republican candidates. TRUE ...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 »

Essential Education: Teacher raises money for the recovery of the boy shot at Sal Castro Middle School - Los Angeles Times

Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: A former Sal Castro Middle School teacher says the boy shot there still has a bullet lodged in his head. A shooting at a Florida high school ...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 »

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 »

Vice President Pence Casts Historic Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos - The White House (blog)

Today, I cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos. The vote the President asked me to cast wasn't just for Betsy – it was also for America's future. Our nation's ...and more »

How Betsy DeVos could reshape national education policy - PBS NewsHour

The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as as education secretary Tuesday, but not without significant political division and an outpouring of public opposition. Audie Cornish talks with Lisa Desjardins about the confirmation battle that DeVos faced, then ...and more »

DeVos Looks to Reassure, Pledging 'Students Come First' in First Speech to Ed Dept - The 74

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sought on her first day in office to reassure the department's employees that she is not the unprepared zealot that became an actual caricature during her pitched confirmation battle. “Let's set aside any preconceived ...and more »

Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance - New York Times

“Government really sucks.” This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump. Ms. DeVos is the perfect cabinet member for a ...and more »