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Students defrauded by colleges score win in court decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students defrauded by for-profit colleges scored an important victory on Tuesday, when a court cleared the way for an Obama-era policy that will make it easier for them to get their student loans forgiven. Education Secretary...

 

Under DeVos, full loan relief rare for for-profit students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is granting only partial loan forgiveness to the vast majority of students approved for help because of fraud by for-profit colleges, according to preliminary Education Department data obtained by The Asso...

 

DeVos: No plans to take action on funding to arm teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has "no intention of taking any action" regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos' comments came Friday after a top official...

 

Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan...

 

Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a...

 

School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday. DeVos' testimony to a Senate subcom...

 

Big jump in job program for foreign graduates of US colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A program that allows foreign students to stay in the United States for temporary employment after graduation has expanded significantly over a dozen years as technical companies stepped up hiring of science and engineering majors...

 

Betsy DeVos laments lack of progress seen in US students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders' scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading,...

 

DeVos joins debate on racial inequities in school discipline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday entered a heated national debate on racial disparities in school discipline, meeting with educators as a government watchdog said in a report that African-American students continue to...

 

More armed security officers in US schools, study finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Armed security officers are becoming more prevalent at America's schools, according to a federal study released Thursday amid a heated debate over whether teachers and other school officials should carry guns. While student and st...

 

DeVos: School safety panel will have 4 Cabinet secretaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says a federal commission on school safety being formed in the aftermath of the tragic Florida school shooting will consist of her and three other Cabinet secretaries. DeVos told the House...

 

For some defrauded students, only partial loan forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct...

 

Education secretary gives education chiefs some 'tough love'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday gave state education chiefs some "tough love" as she pushed them to innovate and do better by students. Speaking at a conference of the Council of Chief State School Officers, DeVos...

 

Devos: $1M grant goes to grieving Florida school district

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has awarded a $1 million emergency relief grant to the Florida school district where 17 people were killed in a shooting last month. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement on Friday that...

 

DeVos backs expanding school choice for military children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is calling for allowing military families to use federal funds to pay for private school or other educational services for their children. The idea is part of Trump administration's focus on...

 

For-profit loan forgiveness program could see major cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's plan to provide only partial loan forgiveness to some students defrauded by for-profit colleges could reduce overall payments by about 60 percent, according to a preliminary analysis obtained by The...

 

Academia faces its own reckoning over harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about se...

 

Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable. House and Senate Republican leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on what would be...

 

Education Dept. wants to narrow civil rights work in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. Under the...

 

Republican tax bill furthers DeVos' push for school choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' school-choice agenda is getting a bit of a boost from the Republican tax bill, which would allow parents to use education savings accounts to pay tuition at private elementary and secondary...

 

AP sources: DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration's policy of erasing that debt....

 

DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4B in grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put forth a new set of priorities Thursday for states, schools and universities competing for federal grant money. The priorities include school choice, science and technology, special education...

 

DeVos met by protesters at Harvard speech on school choice

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Students at Harvard University staged a protest Thursday as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice. Some held up fists. One held up a sign reading, "White supremacist." Others called for...

 

Study: Florida private school choice program sees gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a study released Wednesday. The findings by the...

 

Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints....

 

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