Betsy DeVos

  • ACLU May 15

    ACLU Sues Betsy DeVos Over New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos over revised federal guidelines on how sexual assault allegations should be handled on college and K-12 campuses, claiming that the changes would “inflict significant harm” on victims and “dramatically undermine” their civil rights, NBC News reports.

  • Title IX May 7

    Betsy DeVos’ New Title IX Rules Will Shake Up How K-12 Schools Handle Sexual Harassment

    New regulations released Wednesday by the Education Department will change how K-12 schools respond to students’ reports of sexual assault and harassment, requiring administrators to more formally investigate claims and share the evidence with accused students and their parents, NBC News reports.

  • sexual assaults on campus May 6

    New Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights of Accused

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has issued final rules that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct

  • Betsy DeVos Mar 11

    Senate Passes Rebuke of DeVos Over Student Loan Forgiveness

    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

  • U.S. Department of Education Jan 16

    Trump Boosts School Prayer, Faith Groups as He Rallies Base

    In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump took steps Thursday to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs and he reaffirmed students’ rights to pray in public schools. Under orders from Trump, nine Cabinet departments proposed rules intended to remove “regulatory burdens” on religious organizations participating in federal programs by eliminating a requirement that they…

  • D.C. Oct 30, 2019

    American Students’ Performance Lags on Nation’s Report Card

    The latest Nation’s Report Card is painting a dismal picture of math and reading achievement among American fourth and eighth graders despite a few bright spots. Students in the nation’s capital, which faced multiple scandals in its public school system last year, made significant gains in both reading and math this year, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress....

  • federal judge Oct 25, 2019

    DeVos Held in Contempt of Court in Loan Forgiveness Dispute

    A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued the ruling Thursday in San Francisco. She also fined the Education Department $100,000. Kim previously ordered DeVos to stop collecting federal loans from former Corinthian Colleges...

  • Jul 20, 2014

    3 Teens Used Bricks in Brutal Homeless Killings: Cops

    Three teens in Albuquerque are in police custody after they allegedly ganged up on two homeless men and beat them to death with their hands, feet, bricks, sticks and a metal pole, police said. Read More

  • Associated Press Sep 5, 2019

    Michigan State University Fined $4.5 Million in Nassar Case

    The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other female athletes. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the penalty after the conclusion of two federal investigations. She...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Amash Dumped Trump, and Now Mich. District May Dump Amash

    Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The protesters, who stood on the sidewalk with “Squash Amash” signs, saw his comments as the ultimate betrayal of a president...

  • Jul 9, 2015

    Jared Fogle’s Cameo in ‘Sharknado 3’ Cut in Wake of Scandal

    Fogle’s appearance in the Syfy TV movie was cut in the wake of the FBI raiding his home on Tuesday. Fogle was not arrested or charged with any crimes, but the now-former Subway spokesman’s house was searched two months after Russell Thomas, former executive director of the Jared Foundation, was arrested on charges related to child pornography.

  • Donald Trump Jul 23, 2019

    Betsy DeVos and Family See Profits Soar After Trump Tax Reform Bill, Deregulation Efforts

    Business leaders and their companies have profited royally off of President Donald Trump’s pro-business policies. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her family are among the groups that have seen an income boon of millions through their own investments since Trump’s tax reform plan was signed, according to her latest annual financial disclosure report.

  • Donald Trump Jul 5, 2019

    Biden, Harris Join Warren to Promise Teacher as Ed Secretary

    Echoing one of their top Democratic presidential rivals, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris promised Friday to nominate an educator as secretary of education if either wins the nomination and defeats President Donald Trump. “We don’t treat you with dignity,” Biden, the former vice president, told thousands of public school teachers gathered for the National Education Association convention in Texas. “If...

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