Betsy DeVos

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Is DeVos Sending Mixed Messages on Advanced Courses and Accountability?

Post By: Education Week
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2017/06/devos_states_advanc...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be sending some confusing signals when it comes to whether states will be allowed to use Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate tests, the SAT, dual-enrollment courses, or career certifications to figure out if students are ready for college and the workforce, some experts say.

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

Post By: The Hill
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/338737-devos-picks-ceo-of-for-profit-le...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's pick to lead the department's $1.3 trillion student loan system is the CEO of a private student loan company.

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Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools

Post By: The Star
http://www.grandcoulee.com/story/2017/06/21/news/proposed-federal-budget...

Betsy Devos, secretary of the United States Department of Education, has proposed $10.6 billion in cuts for public education institutions, targeting, among other things, after-school programs, technical and career training, special education, and college grants.

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June 12, 2017: DIANE RAVITCH ON “SCHOOL INC.”

VIEW: http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2017/06/june-12-2017-diane-ravitch-sc...

Can education be run like a business? PBS’s series “School Inc.” makes the case, but not everyone thinks it makes the grade. Education historian Diane Ravitch tells us why.

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Secretary DeVos’ latest move puts her indifference to civil rights on full display

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https://rantt.com/betsy-devos-is-the-jeff-sessions-of-education-f5e77921...

"ProPublica acquired an internal memo issued by Ms. Candice Jackson, the acting head of the Education Department’s civil rights office. In the memo, Jackson noted how the department would be scaling back efforts to combat civil rights trangressions in our schools including, but not limited to the following:

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DeVos Tells Fox News: 'There Isn't Really Any Common Core Any More'

Post By: Education Week
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2017/04/devos_fox_news_comm...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems to be indicating that, as far as she's concerned, the Common Core State Standards aren't really a big point of discussion in education any longer. But how did she express that idea, and does it hold up to scrutiny?

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Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Local Control of K-12

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Trump sets sights on education with new executive order

Original Post: http://www.kttn.com/trump-sets-sights-on-education-with-new-executive-or...

(UPI) — President Donald Trump signed another executive order Wednesday, the latest of several since January — this time to determine whether the federal government is too involved in the American educational system.

The president signed the order at the U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday afternoon, flanked by department chief Betsy DeVos and Vice President Mike Pence.

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Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie

Post By: New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/us/politics/betsy-devos-education-sec...

he Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as education secretary, approving the embattled nominee only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.

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