Tag Archives: Betsy DeVos

Members of Congress ask U.S. education secretary to rescind rule on equity services guidance

The U.S. Department of Education just issued an Interim Final Rule regarding its equitable services guidance for CARES Act funding to school districts. Access the U.S. Department of Education’s press release for details. U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts) and U.S. Rep. Pete … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education: States can bypass standardized testing for 2019-2020 school year

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. “Minnesota school board members welcome this relief from the annual testing mandate … Continue reading

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NSBA Federal Update: Congress agrees on spending deal

Source: National School Boards Association CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations: After heated debate on both the House and Senate floor overnight, Congressional leaders have finally reached a long-sought agreement on topline spending that will pave the way to complete … Continue reading

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Sen. Franken addressed MSBA Board ahead of education secretary vote

Sen. Al Franken talked with some members of the MSBA Board of Directors Tuesday in Washington, D.C., just moments before he cast his vote against Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary. The U.S. Senate Committee on … Continue reading

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NSBA statement on nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Education Department secretary

Source: National School Boards Association November 23, 2016 Statement by Thomas J. Gentzel, Executive Director and CEO, National School Boards Association, on the appointment of Betsy DeVos, U.S. Department of Education secretary nominee Education is a civil right and is … Continue reading

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