A federal watchdog agency said Tuesday that public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students' behavior.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a conference on the Middle East held at the University of North Carolina after a legislator raised complaints that...
Tennessee governor signs school voucher bill
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill diverting tax dollars to private education and allowing participating families to receive debit cards worth up to $7,300 in state education money each year was...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The politically powerful DeVos family said Wednesday that it is no longer financially backing a Michigan congressman who is the first Republican on Capitol Hill to accuse...
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is pledging that if she's elected president, her secretary of education "will be a former public school teacher who is committed to public...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that teachers are walking off the job too often and that protests about pay and school conditions should be done on "adult time" so...
When President Donald Trump visits a school, it's usually for a campaign rally, not a classroom tour. At his latest State of the Union address, he mentioned education just once. On Twitter, he has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has presented the National Teacher of the Year award to a Virginia educator who teaches at a juvenile detention center.
Trump encourages Tennessee to pass school voucher plan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposed school voucher bill in Tennessee has caught the attention and support of President Donald Trump.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that Tennessee was close to...
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...
- BusinessWireU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Confirmed for ‘Fireside Chat’ at 2nd Annual Briefing on Business Startup Challenges and Youth Entrepreneurship Opportunities Co-Hosted by Gallup and Lemonade Day on Jan. 17 in Washington, D.C.January 15, 2019
- Globe NewswireStudents from St. Albans City School, Vermont Honored by SETDA Before an Audience of National Education LeadersNovember 14, 2018
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...
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.
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.