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Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job

Education News from Washington Post - January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
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.
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Joe Lieberman disses the entire education establishment at Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing

Education News from Washington Post - January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The former senator was introducing DeVos, Trump's education secretary nominee, to the Senate committee at her confirmation hearing.
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Do guns belong in schools? Trump's education pick declines to take a stand.

Education News from Washington Post - January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Betsy DeVos said she would support Trump if he decides to ban gun-free school zones.
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U-Va. to admit more Virginians and give some middle-class families a price break

Education News from Washington Post - January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
University of Virginia will add 100 in-state seats and offer new $2,000 scholarships.
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UC President Janet Napolitano hospitalized with cancer

Education News from Washington Post - January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The University of California chief expects to return to her normal duties “very soon."
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Police charge student with tweeting a threat after white supremacist petition circulated

Education News from Washington Post - January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
A 14-year-old girl is accused of threatening to attack a Maryland school.
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Dems raise concern about possible links between DeVos and student debt collection agency

Education News from Washington Post - January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
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.
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Key Democrat requests tax returns from Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick

Education News from Washington Post - January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Sen. Patty Murray previously raised concerns about DeVos’s ‘extensive financial entanglements.’
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Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate

Education News from NY Times - January 17, 2017 - 10:16pm
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.
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Key Federal Studies Face Hazy Future Under Trump

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 5:13pm
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.
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Schools Grappling With Fee Hikes for AP Exams

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 5:11pm
Thanks to a little-noticed ESSA provision, many schools are losing subsidies that once defrayed the testing costs for needy students.
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How Education Is Failing Rural America

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 5:11pm
In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall.
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Education Department Ripe for Culture Shift Under Trump

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 5:05pm
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.
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States Balance Ambitious and Achievable in ESSA Plans

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 5:03pm
Some already are proposing tight timelines to meet their state-determined goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act, while others worry about boxing themselves in.
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Will Betsy DeVos Divide the School Choice Movement?

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 5:02pm
The political alliance between charter school and voucher supporters may be fraying, writes Jeffery R. Henig.
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Substitute-Teacher Shortages Put Schools to Test

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 5:02pm
As the economy improves, administrators are turning to billboards, Twitter, and college job fairs to keep classrooms staffed.
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State of the States: Ariz., Ark., Ga., Idaho, Kan., N.J., N.D., Ore., S.D., Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo.

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 4:56pm
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
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