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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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Rep. Thomas Massie Endorses Judge Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie is endorsing former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is running against appointed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff for the seat vacated by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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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 to Sign Executive Order Calling for Local Control of Education

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday afternoon that directs U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study where the federal government has overstepped its boundaries and infringed upon state and local governments in education matters.

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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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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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Sen. Lamar Alexander Delays Vote on Betsy DeVos

Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), says he is delaying the initial vote on Besty DeVos, nominee for secretary of education.

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Politico: Betsy DeVos’ Michigan Charter Schools Get ‘Poor Grades’

President-elect Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has contributed both her wealth and influence to the creation of more charter schools in her home state of Michigan, but national test scores show the state has not fared well as a result, says a report in Politico.

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WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Calls Common Core a ‘Political Failure’

WikiLeaks emails revealing remarks from a paid speech Hillary Clinton gave in July of 2014 show the now-Democrat presidential nominee referring to the Common Core standards as simply a “political failure” by a “bipartisan group of governors” who neglected to have a plan for “explaining it and selling it to people.”

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Experts Push Donald Trump to Drive ‘Local Control’ of Schools

There was some disappointment that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton was asked about their views on education during the debate Monday evening. “K-12 education barely merited a mention in the first presidential debate Monday night,” writes Alyson Klein at