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@EducationWeek reporters @AndrewUjifusa and @EvieBlad cover policy and politics. Reach out to us at aujifusa@@educationweek.org or eblad@educationweek.org.
Feb 3, 2021 29 tweets 6 min read
Sen. Burr, ranking member of the Senate education committee, says "parents are at their wit's end" and schools are refusing to "follow the science" by failing to open for in-person learning. Ranking member Burr calls for a conversation about pausing federally mandated state tests this year, expected to be a big issue for the new administration. More here. bit.ly/3pLkDke
Feb 3, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Thread: Is everyone excited to see Miguel Cardona speak today while sitting at a table that history shows could be covered by green felt?

Get ready for his 10 a.m. confirmation hearing by checking out these stories. First, what to watch for today: edweek.org/policy-politic… But who is Miguel Cardona, really? We asked some of the people who know him best from his long career as a teacher, principal, and education leader in Connecticut: edweek.org/policy-politic…
Oct 1, 2019 30 tweets 9 min read
.@BetsyDeVosED is speaking at a little after 9 a.m. today with @KellyannePolls about her proposal to create federal tax credits to promote "education freedom." You can watch live here @AEIeducation: aei.org/events/a-conve… Note:

Betsy DeVos' Education Freedom Scholarships would be administered by the Treasury Department. As far as we can tell, neither the House nor Senate appropriations bills to fund Treasury for the upcoming fiscal year mention funds related to the proposed Freedom Scholarships.
Mar 26, 2019 84 tweets 22 min read
Thread: Welcome to our Twitter thread about Betsy DeVos' testimony on Trump's budget to the House. Stop everything else you're doing and follow along! House subcommittee chairman @rosadelauro blasts away right at Trump's education budget request from the start: "I believe that this budget is cruel, and I believe that is reckless." Asks DeVos how *she* can support this budget.
May 22, 2018 111 tweets 39 min read
Thread: Follow along with us as @BetsyDeVosED testifies before House @edworkforcedems. @virginiafoxx starts off by mentioning the school shooting at Santa Fe High School, says she hopes DeVos will address it since parents are scared. Foxx notes that the Constitution does not mention "education" once or any synonym for it.