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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 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.
The Trump administration on Thursday moved forward with a policy ordering public schools across the U.S. to share coronavirus relief funding with private schools at a higher rate than federal law typically requires.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office filed a lawsuit in federal court this week, alleging the Education Department is ignoring the will of Congress in limiting which college and university students should receive money set aside in a $2 trillion assistance package. The Department says it’s ensuring eligible students receive help.
The U.S. Education Department says it’s ramping up efforts to contact more than 37,000 employers who have improperly continued to garnish wages from workers who have fallen behind on their student loans.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has issued final rules that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct
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.
The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders’ scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014
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
With new findings questioning the risk of fraud, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is asking the Education Department to suspend an expanded initiative to ensure that borrowers qualify for popular student loan repayment plans.
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
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.
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.
Washington lawmakers opposed a proposal that would cut federal funding to Special Olympics, a cut President Trump is backing away from as well, Associated Press reported.
The way schools handle sexual misconduct allegations could be changing if a Title IX rule proposal –which the office of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today – is implemented.
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.
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.
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.
After seeing a draft of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's proposed changes to handling sexual misconduct cases, some sexual-assault survivors and their advocates see the recommended practices as potentially traumatic for survivors.
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.