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Judge slams DeVos for rejecting 94% of loan relief claims

Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed, according to a federal judge who is demanding justification for the “blistering pace” of denials.

More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students' safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.

DeVos not enforcing pause on wage garnishments, lawsuit says

The U.S. Education Department has continued to garnish wages from workers who are behind on their student loan payments even after Congress ordered the agency to suspend the practice during the coronavirus pandemic, a new lawsuit charges.

Michigan State University fined $4.5 million in Nassar case

The Education Department says it’s fining Michigan State University a record $4.5 million for failing to respond appropriately to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at the school who also worked at USA Gymnastics

As Cabinet survivor, DeVos set to push agenda

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos remains so disliked in certain circles that her very name is a punchline. But qfter two years of mostly undoing the work of her predecessors, she has shifted to advancing her own agenda.

High school journalists were barred from a DeVos event. So they took her to task in an editorial.

The high school journalists were shut out of the roundtable, advertised as an “open press event,” because they had not sent in an RSVP to an invitation they had never received and didn’t realize was required. They penned an editorial flaying the education secretary and the Kentucky governor, accusing them of paying lip service to the needs of students while excluding them from the conversation.

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment, and narrowing the types of cases schools would be required to investigate.

Betsy DeVos set to rewrite guidance on college sexual assault cases

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to release a sweeping overhaul of how colleges and universities must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment, giving new rights to the accused, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers, people familiar with the matter said.

DeVos to miss deadline in easing college fraud protections

Students defrauded by for-profit colleges will get a reprieve from the Education Department’s push to ease regulations for those schools because the government said it would miss a deadline for releasing an updated rule on loan forgiveness.

For critics of DeVos, sale of DeVry chain raises red flags

The business friendly Trump administration has given a tentative green light to the sale of DeVry University to Bradley Palmer, chairman of Connecticut-based Palm Ventures, even as critics warn the deal raises red flags.