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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 […]

First part of the DUP deal funds goes to Health & Education

6 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Secretary of State has announced the first part of the DUP deal will go to Health & Education, the amount will come to £50 million. From the BBC The announcement was made as Mr Brokenshire brought a Northern Ireland budget before the House of Commons. The secretary of state told MPs that civil servants more...

598 schools in Puerto Rico remain closed

The secretary of education estimates at least 166 will never reopen.

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

Governor names Don Kirkegaard as new secretary of education

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says that he will appoint a western South Dakota school district superintendent to serve as secretary of education. Daugaard said Monday that the new Education Department head … Click to Continue »

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.

Clovis Declines USDA Post as Northey Nomination Still Stuck

Controversial USDA nominee Sam Clovis of Iowa has withdrawn his name for consideration as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics. Clovis has been controversial from the start, since the position is also called chief scientist, and the talk show host/economics professor has no scientific background. Show More Summary

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

2 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

2 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.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UNC Chapel Hill is shameful for dodging punishment for fake classes…

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UNC Chapel Hill is shameful for dodging punishment for fake classes. “After thousands of students took advantage of an unethical professor and secretary who administered nonexistent paper classes and handed out unearned grades, the NCAA observed that Carolina’s position was to embrace that academic sham as a legitimate class.”

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

4 weeks agoNews : 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.

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