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Statement on Betsy DeVos’ confirmation by U.S. Senate

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:7 Feb 2017

(Lansing) – Gary G. Naeyaert, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) released the following statement today after the United States Senate voted 51-50 to confirm Mrs. Betsy DeVos as the 11th U.S.  Secretary of Education. 

Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing Today

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:17 Jan 2017

 Show your support for Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education today during her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee in three easy steps!  Tune in to the livestream of today’s hearing beginning at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Engage with us

This Week & Next (Jan 13, 2017)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:14 Jan 2017

Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing Next Tuesday Unless you’ve been away from civilization for a while, you’re likely aware that Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing to serve as U.S. Education Secretary before the Senate HELP Committee is slated for 5:00 pm on

Betsy DeVos Named Political Figure of the Year

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:28 Dec 2016

Grand Rapids philanthropist and education reform advocate Betsy DeVOS, President Donald TRUMP‘s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, was named MIRS’ first Political Figure of the Year for 2016 on Monday as part of its year-end series on public figures who have stood

Betsy DeVos & Michigan Education

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:18 Dec 2016

By Jim Barrett | December 18, 2016 | Lansing State Journal Much has been written in the national media lately about President-Elect Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos to become the U.S. Education Secretary, and the role she’s played in

This Week & Next (Dec 16, 2016)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:16 Dec 2016

Support Builds for Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary As you likely know, Betsy DeVos has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Education.  Ms. DeVos has devoted 28 years of passionate advocacy to help improve educational outcomes

This Week & Next (Nov 23, 2016)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:24 Nov 2016

Betsy DeVos Nominated as Education Secretary President-Elect Donald Trump announced this afternoon he will nominate Betsy DeVos, GLEP board member, to become the U.S. Secretary of Education. Those of us who work closely with Ms. DeVos are enthusiastically supportive of

This Week & Next (Nov 11, 2016)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:11 Nov 2016

Tuesday was a historic election for Michigan and the country, and below are just a few initial thoughts and highlights, from the perspective of education reform. And a few other stories we thought you’d be interested in reading.

49 of 53 Endorsed Candidates Win in General Election

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:9 Nov 2016

Education advocacy group pleased with 93% success rate, looking forward to new legislative session Lansing, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) announced that 49 of 53 candidates endorsed by the education advocacy group were successful in yesterday’s general

This Week & Next (Nov 4, 2016)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:4 Nov 2016

Tuesday is the General Election, Don’t Forget to Vote!! As if you needed another reminder that Tuesday is election day, right? With all 110 seats in the Michigan House of Representatives up for grabs in the general election, however, it’s