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DeVos calls for local control, school choice
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently addressed the Council of Great City Schools, where she expressed her support of school choice and local control. "Let's continue to move power away from Washington, D.C., and into the hands of parents and state and local leaders," she said.
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Budget plan would cut Education Dept. by $9.2B
The Trump administration's proposed federal budget includes a $9.2 billion cut for the US Department of Education. It also includes greater investment in charter schools and school-choice programs and $1 billion more for Title I schools.
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States get template for accountability plans
States now have a new application to use when developing accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The template -- released today by US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos -- comes on the heels of a vote by Congress to scrap ESSA accountability regulations developed under the Obama administration.
Full Story: Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Federal budget could cut Education Dept. by $6B
President Donald Trump's budget proposal could include $6 billion in cuts to the US Department of Education, according to sources familiar with the draft. The final budget proposal is expected this week.
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Ideas for fostering change in the classroom
Teachers who are given more input and agency can help drive innovation, two school administrators and an educator said on a panel at the recent SXSWedu conference. They highlighted what innovation looks like in this context.
Full Story: Education Dive

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