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Kentucky’s Every Student Succeeds Act education plan approved by U.S. Department of Education

Kentucky Teacher Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has approved Kentucky’s Consolidated State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos The plan outlines how the state will implement federal title programs, hold schools accountable, ensure equity and promote success for every Kentucky student. “I am pleased that the United States Department of Education...

Beshear joins AGs to ask U.S. education officials to work with them on campus sex assault protections

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is among a group of state attorney’s general asking federal education officials to work with them before rolling back protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. According to a July 19 letter from the 20 AGs, the U.S. Department of Education’s current guidance reaffirms the obligation of colleges and universities to protect survivors...

Daily Yonder: Advocates say new education secretary DeVos lacks knowledge about rural schools

By Tim Marema Special to KyForward A rural education advocate says the new Education secretary’s suburban, billionaire background doesn’t prepare her to deal with the nation’s small, public schools. How much will she learn on the job? The question rural school advocates have for Betsy DeVos isn’t whether she knows much about rural education but whether she’s willing to learn. “She’s...