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Sen. Patty Murray urges DeVos to halt changes to a popular student loan repayment plan

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 …

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019

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 …

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, …

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, …

Betsy DeVos is proposing changes to Title IX. What will this mean for Washington schools?

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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?