Education policy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 22, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children. The idea is part of Trump administration's focus on expanding school choice — alternatives to...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. The Gateses, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. In an...
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December 05, 2017 - 12:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to lead the civil rights office in the Education Department said Tuesday he'll enforce the nation's antidiscrimination policy in schools, including for LGBTQ students. "All students, including all transgender students, deserve equal access to...
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Les Lilly, center, walks by a Douglas County, Colo., Sheriffs Department officer after Lilly spoke during a Douglas County School Board meeting Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Castle Rock, Colo. A new anti-voucher majority on the board was set to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 04, 2017 - 10:01 pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board voted Monday night to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers. The...
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In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, students take a quiz in Michael Briggs' seventh grade algebra class at Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson, Nev. Standardized tests are a given in public schools, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. Schools in Nevada's voucher-like program for low-income families are required to begin submitting test results next year and Nevada is trying figuring out what to do with that information. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 20, 2017 - 3:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. "We're not one of those schools that find testing expectations to be onerous or unacceptable," said Sue Blakeley, founder of...
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In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, students take a quiz in Michael Briggs' seventh grade algebra class at Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson, Nev. Standardized tests are a given in public schools, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. Schools in Nevada's voucher-like program for low-income families are required to begin submitting test results next year and Nevada is trying figuring out what to do with that information. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 19, 2017 - 8:40 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. "We're not one of those schools that find testing expectations to be onerous or unacceptable," said Sue Blakeley, founder of...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a review of anti-hazing policies in Louisiana's higher-education system (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state's higher-education system has "robust" anti-hazing policies in place but can do more to prevent tragedies like...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a dinner hosted by the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue, Wash. DeVos’ school choice agenda got a bit of a boost this week from the Republican tax bill, which would allow parents to use education savings accounts to pay tuition at private and religious elementary and secondary schools. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 03, 2017 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' school-choice agenda is getting a bit of a boost from the Republican tax bill, which would allow parents to use education savings accounts to pay tuition at private elementary and secondary schools. Yet some conservative groups favoring school...
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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, left, gestures during joint statements with Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Romania's foreign minister says Ukraine has pledged not to close Romanian language schools under a new education law that has caused alarm in Russia and Hungary. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 13, 2017 - 10:54 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ukraine has pledged not to close Romanian language schools under a new education law that has caused alarm in Romania, Russia and Hungary, Romania's foreign minister said Friday. Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said Ukraine had promised: "no Romanian school will be...
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Education secretary Betsy DeVos addresses reporters during her visit to McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (Rockne Roll/News Register via AP)
October 12, 2017 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has put forth a new set of priorities for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money. The priorities include school choice, science and technology, special education and school safety. The Education Department awards...
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