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Senate education committee is deeply divided over DeVos, who said she looks forward to improving the nation’s schools but she sidestepped or stumbled on several issues important to Democrats.
Democrats were mighty unhappy.
The former senator was introducing DeVos, Trump's education secretary nominee, to the Senate committee at her confirmation hearing.
Betsy DeVos said she would support Trump if he decides to ban gun-free school zones.
University of Virginia will add 100 in-state seats and offer new $2,000 scholarships.
The University of California chief expects to return to her normal duties “very soon."
A 14-year-old girl is accused of threatening to attack a Maryland school.
Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and her husband have a financial stake in a debt collection company that has contracts worth more than $20 million in business with the Education Department.
Sen. Patty Murray previously raised concerns about DeVos’s ‘extensive financial entanglements.’
A Senate hearing for Ms. DeVos, a billionaire who did not attend public schools or send her children to them, became a debate over how to spend public money on education.
After fending off threats from Congressional Republicans for years, some big federal studies that yield troves of data on education face an even more uncertain future.
Thanks to a little-noticed ESSA provision, many schools are losing subsidies that once defrayed the testing costs for needy students.
In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall.
Policy implications loom as the agency prepares to replace current political appointees with the incoming administration's picks, even though they make up only a fraction of the department's workforce.