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Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
In the waning hours the president’s tenure, the Education Department published a negative evaluation of its massive investment.
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Students converge on D.C. for Trump’s inauguration, bringing hopes of solving the world’s problems

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
Hope mixes with caution as 2,500 students from around the country anticipate the new administration.
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With lightning speed, Betsy DeVos became a target of late-night comics

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
Daily Show, Colbert and Kimmel skewered DeVos for her performance on Capitol Hill.
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Obama administration withdraws rules regarding education funding for poor children

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
The rules would have overhauled how districts spend billions of dollars meant to educate children who live in poverty.
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From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
It wasn't just her performance that stood out.
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'Negligent' school let bleach end up in a special-needs student's feeding tube, lawsuit claims

January 20, 2017 - 1:00am
The 10-year-old girl with developmental disabilities suffered a lung infection and damage to her stomach, trachea and esophagus, according to a complaint.
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In Senate hearing, DeVos stoked activists’ fears that she will ignore education civil rights

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos cemented concerns about her stance on special education, sexual assault and the enforcement of federal laws.
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At first, 55 schools faced sexual violence investigations. Now the list has quadrupled.

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
The final Obama administration tally shows 223 schools under investigation.
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Student loan servicer Navient hit with three government lawsuits in one day

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Federal and state authorities say Navient misallocated payments, steered people into costly plans, supplied the wrong information and ignored borrowers' pleas for help.
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Betsy DeVos said there's probably a gun at a Wyoming school to ward off grizzlies. There isn't.

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump's nominee for education secretary was criticized by some for saying a school used guns to combat grizzly bears.
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Under DeVos, Education Department likely to make significant shift on sexual assault

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Nominee for education secretary sidesteps Democratic push for commitments to Obama-era actions focused on the nation's college campuses.
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Betsy DeVos's 13-year 'clerical error'

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
The nominee for education secretary left senators puzzled by denying her documented involvement in a foundation that has funneled millions of dollars to anti-LGBT causes.
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What we learned about Betsy DeVos's higher education positions ... not much

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos revealed very little about how she intends to govern an agency that oversees thousands of colleges and universities, and the trillions of dollars in loans and grants that help keep their doors open.
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Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
One example: She wouldn't say guns don't belong in schools — and cited a school's need to protect itself from “potential grizzlies.” Bears, that is.
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Sanders to DeVos: Would you be Trump's education nominee if you weren't a billionaire?

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
This is how she responded.
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Betsy DeVos apparently 'confused' about federal law protecting students with disabilities

January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
An extraordinary exchange at her confirmation hearing as education secretary.
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Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Senate education committee is deeply divided over DeVos, who said she looks forward to improving the nation’s schools but she sidestepped or stumbled on several issues important to Democrats.
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How Sen. Lamar Alexander slammed Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing through his committee

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats were mighty unhappy.
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Joe Lieberman disses the entire education establishment at Betsy DeVos's confirmation hearing

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The former senator was introducing DeVos, Trump's education secretary nominee, to the Senate committee at her confirmation hearing.
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Do guns belong in schools? Trump's education pick declines to take a stand.

January 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Betsy DeVos said she would support Trump if he decides to ban gun-free school zones.
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