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In Senate hearing, DeVos stoked activists’ fears that she will ignore education civil rights

Education News from Washington Post - January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos cemented concerns about her stance on special education, sexual assault and the enforcement of federal laws.
Categories: Education News

At first, 55 schools faced sexual violence investigations. Now the list has quadrupled.

Education News from Washington Post - January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
The final Obama administration tally shows 223 schools under investigation.
Categories: Education News

Student loan servicer Navient hit with three government lawsuits in one day

Education News from Washington Post - 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.
Categories: Education News

Betsy DeVos said there's probably a gun at a Wyoming school to ward off grizzlies. There isn't.

Education News from Washington Post - 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.
Categories: Education News

Under DeVos, Education Department likely to make significant shift on sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - 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.
Categories: Education News

Betsy DeVos's 13-year 'clerical error'

Education News from Washington Post - 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.
Categories: Education News

What we learned about Betsy DeVos's higher education positions ... not much

Education News from Washington Post - 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.
Categories: Education News

Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said — and refused to say — at her confirmation hearing

Education News from Washington Post - 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.
Categories: Education News

Betsy DeVos apparently 'confused' about federal law protecting students with disabilities

Education News from Washington Post - January 19, 2017 - 1:00am
An extraordinary exchange at her confirmation hearing as education secretary.
Categories: Education News

Student Loan Collector Cheated Millions, Lawsuits Say

Education News from NY Times - January 18, 2017 - 8:44pm
Navient made serious mistakes at every step of the loan collection process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a lawsuit.
Categories: Education News

Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism

Education News from NY Times - January 18, 2017 - 8:37pm
The school choice advocate seemed unfamiliar with basic terms and policies, including the federal law for students with disabilities.
Categories: Education News

Lois Dickson Rice, Trailblazing Executive Behind Pell Grants, Dies at 83

Education News from NY Times - January 18, 2017 - 7:36pm
Ms. Rice, who started life as a janitor’s daughter, helped persuade Congress to provide federal subsidies to tens of millions of needy college students.
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