DeVos revokes Obama-era rule policing for-profit colleges

Politics 06/28/19, 17:24

The Trump administration on Friday revoked an Obama-era rule that aimed to terminate federal funding to for-profit college programs. Department officials announced that the 2014 gainful employment rule will be rescinded effective July 1, 2020. The agency's announcement said the rule ...

Feds: DeVos used personal emails for work in ‘limited’ cases

Politics 05/20/19, 12:12

An internal Education Department watchdog says Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used personal email accounts for government business and did not always save the messages properly. The agency's Office of Inspector General released a report Monday finding "limited" instances in which ...

Trump backs off proposal to cut Special Olympics funds

Politics 03/28/19, 16:21

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was backing off a budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course after his administration weathered days of criticism for the proposed cut. Speaking to reporters as he left the White ...

Update: DeVos defends cutting Special Olympics funding

Politics 03/27/19, 12:55

The Latest on Education Department funding for the Special Olympics (all times local): ___ 1:15 p.m. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending her proposal to eliminate funding to the Special Olympics. DeVos said Wednesday that she "loves" the Special Olympics' work but argues "the ...

US Education Department investigating college bribery scheme

Politics 03/26/19, 17:06

Eight universities embroiled in a massive college admission cheating scheme are now being investigated by the U.S. Education Department. Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by The Associated Press say the department is conducting a "preliminary investigation" to determine ...

A wealthy county in court over sexual misconduct at schools

U.S. 03/12/19, 09:24

Virginia's largest school district is defending itself against three separate federal lawsuits filed by students who say the school system botched sexual misconduct investigations.Two involve boys who say Fairfax County Public Schools wrongly punished them based on false accusations. A ...

DeVos to pitch federal tax credit for ‘educational freedom’

Business 02/28/19, 10:07

The Trump administration is proposing a federal tax credit for donations made to groups offering scholarships for private schools, apprenticeships or other educational programs. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is unveiling the plan Thursday, while legislation is being proposed by Republicans in ...

US Education Secretary DeVos applauds SC school improvement

U.S. 02/21/19, 16:33

The nation's top education official says she's impressed with developments in what was once one of South Carolina's most underperforming school districts.U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke Thursday after touring schools in a district that's one of several dozen ...

Inquiry launched into DeVos’ revival of troubled accreditor

U.S. 12/19/18, 14:32

The Education Department's independent watchdog plans to investigate Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to reinstate a troubled accrediting agency terminated under the Obama administration. The department's inspector general's office said Wednesday it plans to review the decision at the request of Sen. ...

Trump’s safety panel seeks to revoke school discipline rules

Politics 12/18/18, 10:06

President Donald Trump's school safety commission is proposing a rollback of Obama-era guidance that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline. The commission was led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (dih-VAHS') and made dozens of policy recommendations in a ...

DeVos warns of crisis amid ballooning student debt

Politics 11/27/18, 13:48

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says ballooning student debt has caused a crisis in higher education and that the traditional path to college might not be the best choice for everyone.Speaking at a conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, DeVos raised a ...

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

U.S. 11/16/18, 09:41

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct.The Education Department released a plan Friday that would require schools to investigate sexual assault and harassment only if the alleged misconduct was ...

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