During her keynote address at the annual ASU+GSV Summit in Utah, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos didn’t stray too far from her usual focus topics.

DeVos covered a range of familiar education topics, and she also touched on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a key federal higher-education law that has languished for years during talks of reauthorization.

Despite ASU+GSV serving as a good platform for DeVos to talk about educational technology and innovation, she instead focused on school choice and reducing the federal role in education.

During a fireside chat with Jeanne Allen, CEO of the Center for Education Reform, which supports charter schools, DeVos glossed over a general question about technology and compared it to “a thousand flower,” adding that we “haven’t planted the whole garden.”

(Next page: 4 things DeVos focused on during her remarks)

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