Miguel Cardona was appointed to the top education post in Connecticut just months before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March. When schools moved to remote learning, he hurried to deliver more than 100,000 laptops to students.
By Collin Binkley, Alexandra Jaffe, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
The Trump administration has held up the implementation of Obama-era rules that would have allowed student borrowers to have their debt erased if they had been victims of fraud by for-profit schools. Now 18 states and the District of Columbia…
By PBS NewsHour
In documents released by the Office of Government Ethics early Friday, DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and school choice activist, pledged to divest her interests in more than 100 companies within 90 days of her confirmation.
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos as his choice for education secretary. DeVos, who has never worked in public education, is a prominent advocate of charter schools and school vouchers. What does this pick say about Donald Trump’s education…
By PBS NewsHour
By Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump has selected a charter school advocate and GOP donor from Michigan to be education secretary.
"The effort to raise standards is really about ensuring that all students graduate ready for what's next," says Education Secretary John King. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with King to discuss challenges for the Common Core, investment in early education, the…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.
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