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DeVos Education Department ‘Strongarms’ Utah Parents

A grassroots parent organizer in Utah says her state is a good example of how Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education is still forcing states to comply with federal mandates that go against the wishes of parents and elected officials.

In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2015, sixth grade teacher Carrie Young guides her students through an exercise on their laptops as practice for the the Common Core State Standards Test in her classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. On Tuesday, Ohio becomes the first state to …

Luther Strange Supports Federal Government’s Role in Education

Luther Strange – like many establishment Republicans – supports the most recent federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – which still requires the U.S. Education Department to approve of the education plans of every state.

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Trump Directs DeVos to Enforce Local Control of Education

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that directed U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review federal regulations that infringe upon state and local governments’ ability to enact education policy at the level closest to the American people.

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Trump and Betsy DeVos Deliver Disparate Messages in First 100 Days

President Donald Trump made the end of Common Core and the return to local control of education the primary items of his campaign’s education agenda, but the woman leading his education department claims Common Core has not existed in the country’s schools since 2015.

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Report: School-Issued Computers ‘Spy’ on Children Without Parental Consent

A new report finds that, under the guise of “personalized learning,” school-issued computer devices — now distributed to one-third of K-12 students in schools across the United States — are serving to collect and store an unprecedented amount of personal data on children without their parents’ notice or consent.

FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Pre-K students use electronic tablets at the South Education Center in San Antonio. As Gov. Rick Perry wraps up a record 14 years on the job, Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis are both vowing to make public schools a …

Trump Rolls Back Two Obama-Era Education Regulations

President Donald Trump signed legislation Monday that rolls back two Obama-era education regulations — one regarding teacher training programs and another regarding requirements for states in meeting directives of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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U.S. Education Dept. and Common Core Seek to ‘Guide’ State Education Plans

The U.S. Education Department (USED) has released a new guide on how states can fulfill their requirement of gaining the federal department’s approval of their education plans. https://twitter.com/usedgov/status/841336978926850048 Under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – which replaced No

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Obama Praises No Child Left Behind Reform, Universal Pre-K in SOTU

In his final State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama counted the recent reform of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the law’s new pre-school provision as hallmarks of his tenure as president, and he said he will continue to fight for universal pre-K and free community college.

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