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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

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

Yuri Gripas/ReutersUS Secr.....»»

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

NerdWallet: High school grads missed out on $2.3 billion in free money

An eligible high school graduate who didn’t fill out the Fafsa missed out on an average of $3,583 in grants......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 16th, 2017

Construction opportunities ahead for $15M STEM school in NeoCity

This new project is expected to make a huge impact......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 11th, 2017

Here"s when RFPs go out for NeoCity"s $15M STEM high school

See when bidding will start to build the latest project in Osceola's 500-acre tech campus......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 9th, 2017

High school graduates passed up $2.3 billion in money for college this year

Many who were eligible for grants from the federal government didn’t fill out the FASFA.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 9th, 2017

Atlanta’s charter programs focus on students’ future

With the 2017-2018 school year under way, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) continues a journey of transformation that creates choice-filled lives for every child in Atlanta. Last year, APS finished its first year with all of the transformational comp.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 2nd, 2017