BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school district where two students were fatally shot last year has been awarded a second federal grant to help recover from the tragedy.
Bevin promotes school choice with US education secretary
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration's top education official teamed up with Kentucky's governor and others Wednesday to promote school choice initiatives that use tax credits to pay for...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday he's working to ensure his proposed $125 million school voucher program will be provided only to "legal residents" of Tennessee — a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that she's encouraged by Tennessee's latest push to expand school vouchers throughout the state, adding that she's cheering...
US Education Secretary DeVos to visit Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is coming to Nashville to visit a public charter middle school.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says in a news release that DeVos will...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The head of Special Olympics in Rhode Island is thanking President Donald Trump for authorizing continued federal funding for the Special Olympics.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is backing off his budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course on a proposal that was unlikely to be approved by...
The Latest: Trump backs off Special Olympics funding cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics (all times local):
The Trump administration is reversing itself on a budget request to...
Trump backs off proposal to cut Special Olympics funds
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was backing off his budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course on a proposal that was...
DeVos defends plan to eliminate Special Olympics funding
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Education Department funding for the Special Olympics (all times local):
Eight universities embroiled in a massive college admission cheating scheme are now being investigated by the U.S. Education Department.
Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by...
US education secretary touts school freedom bill in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has met with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, legislators and advocates of private schools to promote a proposal that would provide grants to...
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest school district is defending itself against three separate federal lawsuits filed by students who say the school system botched sexual misconduct...
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State University System has repealed its policy on free speech zones to comply with a new state law.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed executive order to protect free speech on college campuses follows a growing chorus of complaints from conservatives that the nation's...
DeVos proposes federal tax credits to advance school choice
The Trump administration renewed its push for school choice on Thursday with a proposal to provide $5 billion a year in federal tax credits for donations made to groups offering scholarships for...
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US Education Secretary DeVos applauds SC school improvement
TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — During a trip to what's been called the "Corridor of Shame," an area that for years has been home to some of South Carolina's most underperforming school districts, U.S....
Betsy DeVos to visit struggling South Carolina schools
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is visiting a South Carolina area known as the "Corridor of Shame" due to its underperforming schools, making a trip to an area that's...
Dems say DeVos’ deputy tried to influence internal inquiry
BOSTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are accusing the Education Department of interfering with an investigation by the agency's independent watchdog.
Governor opposes changing campus rules on sexual misconduct
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's opposed to a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
DeVos has proposed adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.
2 bills aim to protect students accused of sex assault
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are proposing an overhaul of how Missouri universities handle sexual harassment and assault claims to add more protections for the accused.
DeSantis picks Trump administration official for high court
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cementing his push to remake the Florida Supreme Court, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday appointed a top official from the administration of President Donald Trump for the final spot that remained open on the state's most important court.
DeSantis picked Carlos Muniz, who had been working as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
House Democrats bringing new scrutiny to education secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office.
DeVos suffered broken pelvis, hip socket in cycling accident
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering from a broken pelvis and hip socket that she suffered in a recent cycling accident.
DeVos commented on her injuries Thursday while speaking in Washington at an event for young entrepreneurs. It was her first public appearance since the accident earlier this month.
The 61-year-old DeVos is using a wheelchair while her injuries heal and is expected to make a full recovery.
Suit: Dartmouth student unjustly expelled over allegation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former Dartmouth College student has sued the school, saying he was unjustly expelled over a sexual assault allegation.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports the complaint filed Monday in federal court alleges a consensual encounter between the student, identified anonymously as John Doe, and another student, identified as Sally Smith, last spring.
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DeVos undergoes surgery after breaking bone in bike accident
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone suffered in a cycling accident.
A department spokeswoman says DeVos is resting at home after the Thursday surgery. She is expected to recover fully. The spokeswoman did not immediately answer questions about the accident or the nature of DeVos' injury.
Trump officials cancel Obama-era policy on school discipline
The Trump administration has formally scrapped an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial discrimination in schools but that became tangled in a national debate over school safety.
Officials from the Education and Justice departments finalized the rollback Friday, just days after it was proposed by a federal panel on school safety. President Donald Trump formed the panel in March as the government's response to the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Inquiry will review DeVos’ revival of troubled accreditor
The Education Department's independent watchdog said Wednesday that it plans to investigate Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to reinstate a troubled accrediting agency that was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax oversight.
Trump’s safety panel weighs in on arming teachers
Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgiveness
The U.S. Education Department said it will forgive $150 million in federal student loans as part of a 2016 rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos previously tried to block.
New Democratic governors show shift on US charter schools
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country's highest concentration of for-profit charter schools.
DeVos warns of crisis amid ballooning student debt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that ballooning student debt has caused a "crisis in higher education," and that the traditional path to college might not be the best choice for all students.
DeVos made the comments in Atlanta at a training conference for the Education Department's Federal Student Aid division, which oversees student loans awarded by the federal government. The department released a text of her remarks.
DeVos reinstates for-profit college watchdog cut under Obama
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax supervision.
Congressional members, gov concerned over DeVos proposal
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Republican governor has joined Democratic congressional members in expressing concern over Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' proposed overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints.
Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Annie Kuster joined survivor advocates on Monday to say the changes will hinder protections for students on college campuses. Gov. Chris Sununu sent DeVos a letter with similar concerns.
DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.
DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.
Former North Carolina Gov. Perdue leading testing board
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's first female governor is taking another trailblazing role as head of a board that oversees standardized tests designed to measure student achievement across the country.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Friday that former Gov. Beverly Perdue is now chair of the National Assessment Governing Board. Perdue is identified as the first woman to chair the board in its 30-year history.
Nassar, Tyndall victims make plea on Title IX changes
DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of people who said they were victims of sexual assault by doctors at three major universities urged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to make campuses accountable for investigating abuse allegations in a letter released Thursday.
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 Betsy DeVos had said the regulation, known as borrower defense, made discharging loans too easy and was unfair to taxpayers. The rule was due to take effect in July 2017, but DeVos froze it while she worked on devising a new regulation.
DeVos will not seek further delay of Obama for-profits rule
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Friday it will no longer try to delay an Obama-era regulation that helped students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their loans forgiven.
A federal court ruled last month that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to delay the regulation, known as borrower defense, was unlawful and that the rule should go into effect. The department had until next Tuesday to respond.
US education secretary wraps up tour in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is wrapping up a southern tour by visiting two public charter schools in New Orleans.
DeVos brought her "Rethink School" tour to New Orleans on Friday.
DeVos visited Edward Hynes Charter School to observe what it calls "academically rich, innovative programs."
Ed secretary sees online science lessons in Mississippi
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Students in a poor part of the Mississippi Delta are receiving high-level science instruction aided by online lessons.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos went to Holmes County Central High School in Lexington on Thursday to see the Advanced Placement physics class.
Education Department rolls out new federal student app
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is unveiling a mobile program intended to make it easier for students to apply for federal financial aid.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolled out the myStudentAid app on Tuesday. She says applicants will now have the necessary tools to apply for loans and grants "in the palm of their hand."
3 Maine schools earn Blue Ribbon honors
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Three Maine schools have been named Blue Ribbon schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville, Falmouth High School and Yarmouth Elementary School have all received the distinction.
6 Tennessee schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six Tennessee schools are being recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018.
These schools include Discovery School in Murfreesboro, Donelson Elementary in Arlington and Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville. They also include Lakeland Elementary in Lakeland, Merrol Hyde Magnet School in Hendersonville and Scales Elementary in Brentwood.
The schools will be honored at an awards ceremony next month in Washington.
3 West Virginia schools receive national recognition
CHESTER, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018.
The schools are Allen T. Allison Elementary in Hancock County, East Lynn Elementary in Wayne County and Mount Lookout Elementary in Nicholas County.
The honor is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
NH school recognized as National Blue Ribbon School
LEE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school is being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Monday recognized the Mast Way Elementary School in Lee.
She says the award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students are prepared "for successful careers and meaningful lives."