The Ed. Dept.'s Been Pared Back. Here's What That Means for States

Education Week: In an online video interview last year, television personality John Stossel drew U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' attention to rows of empty desks as they walked through the Department of Education.

DeVos made it clear she sees a streamlined staff as a feature of her administration, not a bug. She's made it clear to managers that, "If you're going to make a case to hire more people, you better have a really good reason," she said.

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