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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant

The Trump administration is threatening to cut grant funding to a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct

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 …


‘Betsy DeVos, how do you sleep at night?’ LGBTQ advocates project data on Education Department building

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos apparently wasn’t around to see it, but a message to her was projected on the Education Department’s headquarters in Washington about policy on LGBTQ youth, asking, …


Education agency investigates Michigan State over Nassar

The Education Department has opened an investigation into how Michigan State University handled allegations of sexual assault against Dr. Larry Nassar.


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 …


Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait

Borrower advocates say the pipeline to loan forgiveness appears to have slowed significantly since President Donald Trump took office, stirring concern that some students may be left in the lurch. …


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 …


Rekha Basu: Feds’ bathroom order a win for rights

Pressuring recalcitrant states to do something in the public interest is not a new tactic. As we’ve seen, it has been used under both parties.


Education Department mishandled loan service investigation, inspector general says

The Education Department announced Tuesday that they mishandled a review of whether or not active-duty service members were being illegally charged high interest rates. Sen. Patty Murray (D) was one …