DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4B in grants
October 13, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put forth a new set of priorities Thursday for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money.
The priorities include school choice, science and technology, special education and school safety.
The Education Department awards approximately $4 billion per year in new and continuation competitive grants across some 80 programs. Education secretaries have historically used these competitions to push their priorities.
"It's a little nudge," said Chad Aldeman, an associate partner at Bellwether Education Partners. "This allo...