DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4B in grants

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put forth a new set of priorities Thursday for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 12th, 2017

Boeing gives $301K to Mesa district for STEM initiatives

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) gave 10 grants totaling $685,000 to Arizona programs, including a partnerships with the Mesa Unified School District to inspire the next generation of rocket scientists and engineers......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 19th, 2017

The GOP tax reform bill helps Betsy DeVos"s school choice agenda, but worries public education advocates

The GOP tax reform bill would allow parents to use 529 college savings plans to pay for private school......»»

Category: topSource: washpostNov 2nd, 2017

APS, Phoenix Suns offer STEM mini-grants for Arizona schools

Arizona Public Service Co. and the Phoenix Suns are partnering to offer Arizona teachers grants up to $2,500 for science, technology, engineering and math projects during the 2017-18 school year. The Suns and APS have partnered during the past dec.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 6th, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she didn"t decry racism enough

AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, sayin.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 10th, 2017

Education: DeVos backpedals on black college comments

Rewind. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is distancing herself from comments she made in February about historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, The Associated Press reports. In May, DeVos was booed while delive.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 10th, 2017

The $1.3 trillion student loan problem facing Betsy DeVos

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified about her department's budget this week, most of the hearing focused on her school choice proposal......»»

Category: topSource: moneyMay 26th, 2017

Education: DeVos preps for school choice announcement

Big plans. During her speech Monday at The American Federation for Children in Indianapolis, education secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to announce details of the administration’s investment in school choice. Politico reported DeVos will unveil an e.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 19th, 2017

Betsy DeVos just made a bizarre comparison between school choice and picking a cell-phone provider

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Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 10th, 2017

Betsy DeVos compared school choice to taking Uber over a taxi — here"s why that could be troubling

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Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 30th, 2017

How Betsy DeVos May Lose Hold Of The "School Choice" Movement

The “school choice” movement, which supports charter schools and vouchers for private schools and has been growing under the radar since the 1980.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesFeb 8th, 2017

New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos loves "school choice" — here"s what that means

Chris Hondros/Getty ImagesBoth President Donald Trump and his newly confirmed secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, are vocal advocates of giving families alternatives to public school, which Tru.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 7th, 2017

New education secretary Betsy DeVos loves "school choice" — here"s what that means

Chris Hondros/Getty ImagesBoth President .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 7th, 2017

For Rural America, School Choice Could Be Doom

Criticisms of DeVos abound: She has never held a public-school job, she appears unfamiliar with some educational theory and she is an ideologue who wants to weaken public schools......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 6th, 2017

DeVos Set to Take Over System Where Test Scores Have Stalled

Reading and math scores were essentially flat on the most recent Nation’s Report Card, which could provide validation for would-be education secretary Betsy DeVos to push her ideas about expanding school choice......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 31st, 2017

Officials delays vote on DeVos nomination as education secretary

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos has pledged to divest her interests in more than 100 companies and has resigned positions with school choice advocacy groups to avoid possible conflicts of interest, according t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 21st, 2017

Here"s how Trump could gut America"s public schools

School-choice philanthropist Betsy DeVos is set to become Donald Trump’s secretary of education. The school choice movement that Trump has embraced is bipartisan; centrist Democrats and Republicans both tend to support public charter schools. But De.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 4th, 2016

Donald Trump Picks First Women for Posts in Administration

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen the first women for posts in his administration, picking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos as his secretary of education......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjNov 24th, 2016

Guns Aren"t Responsible for School Shootings, Blame Music and Video Games: Republican Governor

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's opposition to gun control appears to stem from personal anecdotes and dubious data......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 16th, 2018

We"re "failing our children": Fox News anchor rebukes US following Parkland shooting

Fox News Fox News anchor Shepard Smith had some choice words following the Parkland high school shooting. Smith railed against the lack of progress in preventing mass shootings. The Parkland shooting killed at least 17 people and .....»»

Category: worldSource: nytFeb 15th, 2018

Betsy DeVos on Florida School Shooting: "Congress Has to Lead on This"

The education secretary also reaffirmed her stance that states and local school districts should determine "the unique security needs in their local schools.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 15th, 2018