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Education News from Washington Post
The Washington Post Local Education section provides coverage and analysis of schools, home school and education policy for DC, Maryland and Virginia. With in-depth coverage and analysis of Washington, DC education and schools, including DC charter schools, DC Schools Chancellor, DC teacher contract news and map of DC schools.
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In the waning hours the president’s tenure, the Education Department published a negative evaluation of its massive investment.
Hope mixes with caution as 2,500 students from around the country anticipate the new administration.
Daily Show, Colbert and Kimmel skewered DeVos for her performance on Capitol Hill.
The rules would have overhauled how districts spend billions of dollars meant to educate children who live in poverty.
It wasn't just her performance that stood out.
The 10-year-old girl with developmental disabilities suffered a lung infection and damage to her stomach, trachea and esophagus, according to a complaint.
DeVos cemented concerns about her stance on special education, sexual assault and the enforcement of federal laws.
The final Obama administration tally shows 223 schools under investigation.
Federal and state authorities say Navient misallocated payments, steered people into costly plans, supplied the wrong information and ignored borrowers' pleas for help.
Trump's nominee for education secretary was criticized by some for saying a school used guns to combat grizzly bears.
Nominee for education secretary sidesteps Democratic push for commitments to Obama-era actions focused on the nation's college campuses.
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.
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.
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.
This is how she responded.
An extraordinary exchange at her confirmation hearing as education secretary.
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.
Democrats were mighty unhappy.
The former senator was introducing DeVos, Trump's education secretary nominee, to the Senate committee at her confirmation hearing.
Betsy DeVos said she would support Trump if he decides to ban gun-free school zones.