DeVos Confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education

This afternoon, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Her appointment was approved through a 51-50 vote, with the tiebreaker cast by the President of the…

Senate Moves DeVos Nomination Forward

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of Education, cleared a major procedural hurdle today as the Senate voted to limit debate and move toward a final vote.  The…

The Era of ESSA begins… sort of

Monday, August 1st marked the end of No Child Left Behind as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became the major K-12 federal education law of the land. NCLB isn’t…