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Under Betsy DeVos, full loan relief rare for for-profit students

The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department data …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

DeVos says she won’t take action on funding to arm teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training.


DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Betsy DeVos’ family yacht untied, set adrift in Ohio

A luxury yacht owned by the family of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suffered damage when someone untied it early Sunday in Ohio, sending it adrift on Lake Huron with the …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

For-profit colleges struggle despite assist from DeVos

The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries …


California sues over Corinthian student debt relief claims

The federal Department of Education is refusing to process debt relief claims from tens of thousands of students who had federal loans to attend Corinthian Colleges, California’s attorney general claimed …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

DeVos may only partly wipe away some student loans

The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit-colleges, the Associated Press has learned.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Washington attorney general files suit against DeVos, Education Department

Four days after he stood on a Bellevue street corner with other protesters and denounced Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against DeVos …


DeVos fundraising visit draws hundreds of protesters

An appearance from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a dinner for a conservative think tank in Bellevue Friday drew hundreds of protesters.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Education Secretary DeVos expected to draw large crowds

This coming Friday, two big crowds are expected at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue for Betsy DeVos’ first visit to Washington state as U.S. secretary of education.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 10:01 p.m.

Media report: Blackwater founder Erik Prince is considering a Senate run in Wyoming

Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL and founder of the Blackwater security contractor, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming after being encouraged to enter politics by …


DeVos met by protesters at Harvard speech on school choice

Students at Harvard University staged a protest Thursday as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

DeVos planning to scrap Obama rules on campus sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday declared that “the era or `rule by letter’ is over” as she announced plans to change the way colleges and university handle allegations of …


Political winds unfairly buffet charter schools

Resistance is myopic – and it’s particularly damaging to the poor students, often black and Hispanic, most helped by charters.


Poll: Support for charters drops markedly over past year

Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released …


DeVos kicks off emotional battle over campus sexual assault rules

After barely surviving her confirmation battle and facing sporadic protests during visits to schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could hardly have teed up a more fraught, emotional and divisive issue …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 8:38 a.m.

DeVos says she didn’t decry racism enough

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation’s historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in …


Attorneys general to DeVos: Keep protections for sex assault victims

Attorneys general from Pennsylvania, New Mexico and more than a dozen other states are urging U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep in place protections for victims of sexual assault …


DeVos: Too many college students have been treated unfairly under sex assault policy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that too many students have been treated unfairly as colleges have sought to comply with Obama-era policy on handling sexual assault, but she declined …


DeVos considers whether to roll back Obama-era approach to campus sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has refrained from saying whether her department will continue or reject the Obama administration’s controversial approach to cracking down on campus sexual violence. Now, as she …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

19 AGs sue DeVos for delaying for-profit college rules

Democratic attorneys general in 18 states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by …


Decades-old work-study program faces major cuts

Hannah Zwick put herself through college by working as a fundraiser for her university under the federal work-study program. She liked the job so much that she decided to pursue …


Betsy DeVos delays Obama-era rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges

The Trump administration is suspending two key rules from the Obama administration that were intended to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges, saying it will soon start the process to …


DeVos faces tough questions about school voucher program at Senate hearing

What exactly would a federal school voucher program look like, and would it fund schools that discriminate against students based on their gender, religion, race or sexual orientation?


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Think tank wants to let 800,000 military kids use public dollars for private education

The conservative Heritage Foundation is pushing to allow 800,000 military children to use federal tax dollars for private education, a proposal that comes as President Trump seeks to make good …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Federal student aid chief quits, warning of management issues under DeVos

The Education Department’s top student financial aid officer, a holdover from the Obama administration, quit the position Tuesday night and sent an email to his staff warning about brewing management …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:31 p.m.

Education Secretary DeVos booed while speaking at historically black university

Drawing shouts of “Liar!” and “Just go,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday at a historically black university, even as many of the graduating students turned …


Trump asks Congress to extend school choice programs

President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress to work with him on extending school choice programs nationwide to benefit millions of students, including low-income African-American and Hispanic children.


Trump orders study of federal role in education

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that requires Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study whether and how the federal government has overstepped its legal authority in K-12 schools, …


The cost of Betsy DeVos’s security detail: $1 million per month

Federal marshals are protecting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a cost to her agency of $1 million per month, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.