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Education May 23DeVos pushes for ‘most ambitious expansion’ of school choice, but offers few details
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave few specifics on how such a program would work, other than to say that the state of Indiana could serve as a model.
Education May 03Trump asks Congress to extend school choice nationwide
President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress to work with him on extending school choice programs nationwide to benefit millions of students, including low-income African-American and Hispanic children.
Education May 03Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates
WASHINGTON — Despite rising national graduation rates, low-income and minority students continue to lag behind their peers in finishing high school, according to a study released Wednesday.
Arts Apr 26American teenagers remain behind on music and visual arts, study says
When asked to listen to George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," only about half of the students were able to identify that the opening solo is played on a clarinet.
Education Apr 25In Virginia school tour, Betsy DeVos stresses needs of military kids
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday highlighted the need to help the children of military families transition into new schools as their parents are moving from one assignment to the next.
Education Apr 19U.S. students satisfied with life, but some foreigners happier
WASHINGTON -- The good news: American high school students are generally satisfied with their lives. But many of their peers in other countries are happier.
Education Apr 17Beyond test scores, here are new ways states are tracking school success
The plans are required under the Every Student Succeeds Act, a law signed by former President Barack Obama that takes effect in the coming school year.
Education Mar 09Senate votes to end Obama school accountability rules
Republicans argue the regulations were an example of federal overreach. Democrats said they provided important safeguards for vulnerable groups of students.
Politics Feb 22Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance
The administration came down on the side of states' rights, lifting federal guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration.
Education Feb 17LGBT employees ask Education Secretary to keep protections
Staffers at the Education Department urged the new secretary to issue a statement confirming her commitment to Title IX rules.