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April 27, 2018
Week in review: How to build a successful school if you’ve never worked in one
We took an inside look this week at a new program that aims to tackle one of the major impediments to creating great…
April 26, 2018
Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary
She’s unlikely to encounter local students when she’s there, though.
vouching for vouchers
April 24, 2018
Louisiana vouchers have led to big drops in test scores, but they also might boost college enrollment
Students who won a school voucher in Louisiana to attend their top-ranked private high school were 6 percentage points more likely to enroll in college.
April 19, 2018
Walton memo recommends charter advocates do more to persuade Democrats and appease unions
An internal memo offers a playbook for charter advocates after a high-profile defeat in Massachusetts.
April 13, 2018
Don’t just talk about tech: How ‘personalized learning’ advocates are honing their messaging
Don’t call schools outdated and don’t focus on technology. That’s some of the advice advocates of “personalized learning” offer in a recent messaging document .
April 13, 2018
Why the school spending graph Betsy DeVos is sharing doesn’t mean what she says it does
Simply pointing to two trends that coincide doesn't say anything about how one affects the other.
April 10, 2018
A decade of stagnation: Little progress on closely watched federal test, as big disparities persist
Scores on the exams known as the “nation’s report card” have barely budged over the last two years, new data show.
April 6, 2018
Week in review: When state education dollars fund horseback riding and Minecraft
In a state where vouchers are illegal because the Constitution bans the use of public dollars for private schools, Michigan lawmakers have…
Battle to buy a school
April 5, 2018
After legal fight with the Detroit district, local charter Detroit Prep is ‘back full force’ working on the building
The leader of a charter school that has been battling the Detroit district over a property says she expects her school to move…
April 2, 2018
It’s official: Detroit’s enrollment grew for the first time in over a decade, even after adding the state-run district
What Detroit district leaders have been saying for months is true: After many years of losing students, enrollment in the Detroit district grew this year…
March 20, 2018
Betsy DeVos avoids questions on discrimination as school safety debates reach Congress
DeVos is now set to consider the repeal of Obama-era discipline policies on the Trump administration’s school safety committee, which she will chair.
March 19, 2018
New York City charter leader Eva Moskowitz says Betsy DeVos is not ‘ready for prime time’
In New York City, Eva Moskowitz has been a lone voice of support for the controversial U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. But even…
March 16, 2018
Week in review: ‘I was cheated. … I’m behind.’
It was a busy week in Detroit schools as the district scrambled to move students out of…
March 12, 2018
You probably didn’t notice Betsy DeVos was at an Indianapolis school on ‘60 Minutes’
The interview has made headlines and attracted criticism on Twitter for DeVos's controversial comments.
March 12, 2018
DeVos concedes that Michigan’s schools ‘need to do better’ — and says ‘more options’ are the answer
DeVos made the comments during her 60 Minutes appearance Sunday, where she seemed to struggle for answers at times, and on Twitter on Monday.
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