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November 27, 2017
Jeb Bush, Betsy DeVos to rally education reformers this week at Nashville summit
The gathering of some 1,100 reform-minded players comes as efforts to reengineer education as a consumer choice have buoyed under the Trump administration.
Updated November 21, 2017
To back up claim that schools must change, DeVos cites made-up statistic about the future of work
Betsy DeVos made a remarkable claim about the future of work — but it appears to have no basis in fact.
November 15, 2017
Trump education nominee pleads ignorance about high-profile voucher studies showing negative results
The nominee to be second-in-command at the Department of Education, said he was not aware of high-profile studies showing that school vouchers can hurt student achievement.
‘endrew f.’ plaintiffs speak out
November 15, 2017
Parents of Colorado student to Betsy DeVos: We are not a ‘poster child’ for your school choice agenda
A Colorado couple who won a special education case in court feel U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wrongly portrayed them as a school choice success story.
Coming to Tennessee
November 10, 2017
Betsy DeVos to address Jeb Bush’s education summit in Nashville
The visit will mark DeVos’s first to Tennessee since the Michigan billionaire became President Donald Trump’s secretary of education in February.
students with disabilities
November 9, 2017
New York City says testing waiver sought by state could lower standards for students with disabilities
The state asked federal approval to give certain students with disabilities tests matched to their instructional level, rather than their age.
November 8, 2017
The 2017 election results and what they mean for schools
The Big Story Yesterday was election day. And that means a number of races that will have a big impact on schools.
November 7, 2017
No, there’s no reason to think DeVos is planning to resign, contrary to viral news stories
Betsy DeVos haters can rejoice it seems: The secretary is planning to resign from Trump’s cabinet, according to a much-shared Salon story. But it’s not true.
races to run schools
November 3, 2017
Education is on the ballot in 2017 — here’s what to watch for and why it matters
Education is on the ballot on Tuesday. It’s an off-year election, but that means school board and mayoral contests are especially likely to be on the ballot.
on the schedule
October 26, 2017
In her first months as education secretary, Betsy DeVos met with lawmakers, pollsters, and Peter Thiel
Some of the meetings reveal more about how DeVos is trying to push her school-choice agenda.
Ending the churn
October 19, 2017
A splintered system and lack of teachers have created instability for Detroit schools. Now, leaders are craving solutions.
Liberal school choice laws, a decentralized school system and a shrinking pool of available teachers have so destabilized the teacher labor force that many school leaders say they’re constantly looking for new educators to hire
October 17, 2017
Independent charter schools look to raise their profile, apart from networks and Betsy DeVos
At a symposium last week number of independent charter school leaders agreed to launch a new national organization.
October 16, 2017
To promote virtual schools, Betsy DeVos cites a graduate who’s far from the norm
Just days after Politico published a scathing story about virtual charters' track record in Pennsylvania, DeVos was touting their successes.
October 3, 2017
What states told Chalkbeat about how they will monitor their chronic absenteeism data
Students’ rates of chronic absenteeism are going to be used to judge schools in most states.
October 3, 2017
Student absences are about to have higher stakes in most states. Will cheating follow?
It’s unclear if most states have systems in place to accurately monitor absenteeism data at all.
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