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Under DeVos, Education Department continues to shut out disadvantaged college students

Students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges are still waiting on the U.S. Department of Education to forgive their federal student loans — and Senate Democrats are pressuring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to act. Since the Trump administration came into office, no borrower defense claims have been approved. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has also […]

Nobody Wants to Work for Betsy DeVos

A sprawling Politico profile outlines a troubled U.S. Department of Education under the shaky leadership of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Thomas Toch, director of independent education think tank FutureEd, told Politico that DeVos...Show More Summary

Republican tax bill furthers DeVos' push for school choice

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' school-choice agenda is getting a bit of a boost from the Republican tax bill, which would allow parents to use education savings accounts to pay tuition at private elementary and secondary schools.

Education Officials Expect Betsy DeVos to Resign from Trump Administration

The secretary is reportedly frustrated by her lack of influence. A sprawling Politico profile outlines a troubled U.S. Department of Education under the shaky leadership of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Thomas Toch, director of...Show More Summary

Education officials expect ‘ineffective’ Betsy DeVos to step down as her agenda collapses: report

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is “one of the most ineffective people ever to hold the job,” say some insiders, and education officials are already starting to plan for a “post-Devos landscape” when she is removed or steps down. In a...

Betsy DeVos wears ‘Magic School Bus” Halloween costume

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Seat belts, everyone! Controversial Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tried to get into the Halloween spirit on Monday only to enrage half of America by misappropriating the beloved cartoon character Ms....

The White House threw a Halloween party and viral moments ensued

For the most part it went as one would expect. Then Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos showed up as Mrs. Frizzle.

Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Understand How Markets Really Work

The flaws in the education secretary's vision of an education marketplace aren’t just a matter of politics—they are a matter of fact.

Betsy DeVos’s Schedule Shows Focus on Religious and Nontraditional Schools

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The secretary of education’s calendar tracking her daily meetings is full of sessions with leading advocates of vouchers and charter schools.

School choice does more than increase test scores; it improves lives and communities

School choice — and its most prominent national champion, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos — has been under sustained attack in the media for the duration of the Trump administration’s tenure. With the New York Times cherry-picking test score data every other week, it’s worth reviewing not only the positive effect that educational choice has […]

Education Secretary DeVos to attend Indianapolis FFA expo

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will be in Indianapolis for a gathering of the National FFA Organization, a group formerly known as the Future Farmers of America. DeVos is scheduled to … Click to Continue »

What Betsy DeVos Gets Right About Campus Sexual Assault

On Sept. 7, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos took on one of former President Barack Obama’s most controversial regulatory actions: a set of 2011 campus disciplinary procedures for students accused of sexual assault. Arguing that victims of assault were being denied justice, the Obama White House weakened traditional protections for the accused, like presumption of innocence…

Melania Trump’s new anti-bullying effort is a joke

On Monday, First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to the Detroit suburbs for an event at a middle school meant to commemorate the “Week of Inclusion” that’s part of National Bullying Prevention Month. As the Detroit Free Press details, Trump and DeVos “spent time talking to many of the students […]

‘I Was Willing to Do Everything’: Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Some of the mothers met with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before she changed the rules on how colleges should handle accusations.

Helen DeVos, philanthropist focused on health, Christian education and the arts, dies at 90

Her husband, Richard, co-founded direct-sales company Amway. She was the mother-in-law of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

My Dinner With Betsy DeVos

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I paid $350 and all I got was this lousy speech from Trump's Education Secretary. by Melissa Westbook Inside: Republicans. Outside: Protests. Nate Gowdy The Bellevue Hyatt is like most high-end hotels: Lots of marble, a soaring atrium, white people. Show More Summary

"Ruined Schools": Betsy DeVos Met With Protests in Bellevue

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

No love for the Education Secretary. by Chetanya Robinson Outside the Hyatt. CR Before US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke at a fundraising gala for a right-wing think tank in Bellevue on Friday evening, hundreds of protesters gathered outside brandishing handmade signs and banners, ready with chants. Show More Summary

DeVos fundraising visit expected to draw protests

An appearance from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a sold-out dinner for a conservative think tank in Bellevue is expected to draw hundreds of protesters and counterprotesters. DeVos will speak … Click to Continue »

DeVos prioritizes grants for school choice programs. But it won’t help all students.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a document Thursday outlining her policy priorities, and while it comes as no surprise that she intends to steer more grant funding to school choice programs, it’s unlikely that the programs will be effective. School choice, or programs that provide alternatives to traditional public schools, has been at the center […]

DeVos touts school choice, STEM as education priorities

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has announced a set of priorities for states and schools competing for federal grant money. The areas of focus, outlined in a statement on Wednesday, range … Click to Continue »

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