Betsy DeVos

  • Education May 30

    Trump Vetoes Bipartisan Measure Against DeVos' Loan Rules

    President Donald Trump has vetoed a measure that would have overturned a policy that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued in 2019 making it harder for students to get their loans erased after being misled by their colleges

  • ACLU May 15

    ACLU Sues Betsy DeVos Over New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos over revised federal guidelines on how sexual assault allegations should be handled on college and K-12 campuses, claiming that the changes would “inflict significant harm” on victims and “dramatically undermine” their civil rights, NBC News reports.

  • Title IX May 7

    Betsy DeVos' New Title IX Rules Will Shake Up How K-12 Schools Handle Sexual Harassment

    New regulations released Wednesday by the Education Department will change how K-12 schools respond to students’ reports of sexual assault and harassment, requiring administrators to more formally investigate claims and share the evidence with accused students and their parents, NBC News reports.

  • sexual assaults on campus May 6

    New Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights of Accused

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has issued final rules that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct

  • Betsy DeVos Mar 11

    Senate Passes Rebuke of DeVos Over Student Loan Forgiveness

    The Senate on Wednesday gave final congressional approval to a measure overturning Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ rules making it harder for students to get loans erased after being misled by for-profit colleges

  • Education Feb 6

    Trump's Scholarship for Philly Girl Surprised Local Leaders. Betsy DeVos Will Pay for It.

    President Trump surprised a Philadelphia fourth-grader with an “opportunity scholarship” and demanded states expand funding for school choice. But Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is personally paying for the little girl’s tuition for one year.

  • Mike Pence Feb 5

    Vice President Pence Visits Philadelphia School

    Vice President Mike Pence visited Saint Francis de Sales School in West Philadelphia on Wednesday. He spoke about school choice, which is based around the Trump administration’s support on funding for private school students. NBC10’s Lauren Mayk spoke exclusively with Vice President Pence after the event.

  • U.S. Department of Education Jan 16

    Trump Boosts School Prayer, Faith Groups as He Rallies Base

    In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump took steps Thursday to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs and he reaffirmed students’ rights to pray in public schools. Under orders from Trump, nine Cabinet departments proposed rules intended to remove “regulatory burdens” on religious organizations participating in federal programs by eliminating a requirement that they…

  • D.C. Oct 30, 2019

    American Students' Performance Lags on Nation's Report Card

    The latest Nation’s Report Card is painting a dismal picture of math and reading achievement among American fourth and eighth graders despite a few bright spots. Students in the nation’s capital, which faced multiple scandals in its public school system last year, made significant gains in both reading and math this year, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress....

  • federal judge Oct 25, 2019

    DeVos Held in Contempt of Court in Loan Forgiveness Dispute

    A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued the ruling Thursday in San Francisco. She also fined the Education Department $100,000. Kim previously ordered DeVos to stop collecting federal loans from former Corinthian Colleges...

  • Associated Press Sep 5, 2019

    Michigan State University Fined $4.5 Million in Nassar Case

    The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other female athletes. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the penalty after the conclusion of two federal investigations. She...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Amash Dumped Trump, and Now Mich. District May Dump Amash

    Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The protesters, who stood on the sidewalk with “Squash Amash” signs, saw his comments as the ultimate betrayal of a president...

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2019

    Betsy DeVos and Family See Profits Soar After Trump Tax Reform Bill, Deregulation Efforts

    Business leaders and their companies have profited royally off of President Donald Trump’s pro-business policies. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her family are among the groups that have seen an income boon of millions through their own investments since Trump’s tax reform plan was signed, according to her latest annual financial disclosure report.

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    Biden, Harris Join Warren to Promise Teacher as Ed Secretary

    Echoing one of their top Democratic presidential rivals, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promised Friday to nominate an educator as secretary of education if either wins the nomination and defeats President Donald Trump. “We don’t treat you with dignity,” Biden, the former vice president, told thousands of public school teachers gathered for the National Education Association convention in Texas. “If...

  • Chief Jun 29, 2019

    DeVos Revokes Obama-Era Rule Policing For-Profit Colleges

    The Trump administration revoked on Friday an Obama-era rule that aimed to terminate federal funding to for-profit college programs that consistently left graduates with high student debt. Department officials announced that the 2014 gainful employment rule will be rescinded effective July 1, 2020. The agency’s announcement said the rule focused too narrowly on graduate earnings and unfairly targeted for-profit colleges.

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    Russia Probe Witness Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    A businessman who helped broker a meeting between an ally of President Donald Trump and an official of the Russian government has been arrested on child pornography charges, federal prosecutors disclosed Monday. George Nader, a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation who is mentioned in his 448-page report, was arrested Monday after he arrived at John F. Kennedy...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    Feds: DeVos Used Personal Emails for Work in ‘Limited' Cases

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday. The agency’s Office of Inspector General, which was investigating at the request of House Democrats, said it searched the department’s email system and found a “limited” number of messages to or...

  • California May 18, 2019

    Bernie Sanders Unveils Plan to Overhaul Public Education

    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are “exacerbating educational segregation,” Sanders proposes more transparency and accountability for them, as well as limits on the pay of their chief executives....

  • Donald Trump Apr 29, 2019

    Lawmakers Debate Future of Loan Relief for Public Workers

    In 2007, the U.S. government made a promise to public service workers: Make 10 years of payments on their federal student loans and any remaining debt would be erased. But officials have largely failed to deliver. And that’s left lawmakers questioning whether to end the program or try to fix it. The Trump administration and some Republican legislators see it...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Poll: Most Believe Schools Have Become Less Safe

    Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while most Americans consider schools less safe than they were 20 years...

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