NATIONAL: DeVos Has Approved ESSA Plans That…

The top Democrat on education issues in the Senate says Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved state education plans that don't comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act. In a Tuesday hearing before the Senate education committee about federal… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Betsy DeVos Sounds Off on Workforce…

President Donald Trump tapped Betsy DeVos to be U.S. secretary of education one year ago, on Nov. 23, 2016. At the time, she was expected to focus primarily on school choice. One year later, Congress hasn't really embraced that agenda.… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: TFA, Alternative Programs Marginally Better Than…

Students whose teachers were trained in alternative teacher preparation programs such as Teach For America tend to perform slightly better academically than students whose teachers had traditional teacher training, according to a recent meta-analysis. The study aims to put to… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Trump Taps Mark Schneider to Lead…

President Donald Trump has nominated Mark Schneider to serve as the director of the Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education's research arm. If confirmed by the Senate, Schneider will serve for six years, potentially beyond Trump's tenure… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Colleges puzzled by surge in FAFSA…

Colleges and universities are reporting a surge in students being asked to verify information on their federal financial aid applications, a time-consuming process that school officials fear could derail low-income applicants. Every year, about one-third of all students who fill… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: What Really Happened At The School…

Brian Butcher, a history teacher at Ballou High School, sat in the bleachers of the school's brand-new football field last June watching 164 seniors receive diplomas. It was a clear, warm night and he was surrounded by screaming family and… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: What The Upheaval At A Federal…

This week, two different people showed up for the same job as the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mick Mulvaney is President Trump's pick and also his current budget director. Outgoing director Richard Cordray, an Obama appointee,… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Board OKs plan for LeBron James’…

AKRON, Ohio — The school board in LeBron James’ Ohio hometown has approved the plan for a public school being created in partnership with the NBA star’s foundation. The LeBron James Family Foundation says the “I Promise” School in Akron… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: Why some students quit college –…

Growing up in Cookeville, Tennessee, a university town about 80 miles east of Nashville, Hayley Furcean was determined to be the first college graduate in her family. “I’ve always been the smart kid,” she says. After graduating from high school… Read full article at The Washington Post

NATIONAL: 375 million jobs may be automated…

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) - A new report has a stern warning for the global workforce: stay flexible. The McKinsey Global Institute cautions that as many as 375 million workers will need to switch occupational categories by 2030 due to automation. The… Read full article at KESQ News