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Politics Mar 21WATCH: Trump orders colleges to support free speech or lose funding
Public universities pursuing federal funding would have to certify that they comply with the First Amendment, which already applies to them. Private universities, which have more flexibility in limiting speech, would need to commit to their own institutional rules. How…
Nation Mar 20Harvard profited from photos of slaves, descendant says in lawsuit
Tamara Lanier is suing the Ivy League school for "wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation" of images she says depict two of her ancestors.
Politics Mar 05Proposed Trump order on campus speech follows wave of complaints
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 universities are attempting to silence their voices when they're heckled, disinvited or their presence on campus…
Education Feb 28Betsy DeVos proposes federal tax credits to advance school choice
The Trump administration renewed its push for school choice with a proposal to provide $5 billion a year in federal tax credits for donations made to groups offering scholarships for private schools, apprenticeships and other educational programs.
Education Jan 03For-profit college company agrees to erase $500 million in student debt
State attorneys general called the agreement a victory for students, saying it will provide debt relief to more than 179,000 borrowers across the country.
Politics Dec 19Watchdog to review DeVos’ decision to revive a troubled accreditor
The move by the education secretary has become a flashpoint in a broader debate over the regulation of for-profit colleges.
Education Dec 18Trump’s safety panel seeks to revoke school discipline rules
President Donald Trump's school safety commission is proposing a rollback of Obama-era guidance that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline.
Education Nov 27DeVos warns of crisis over ballooning student debt
The education secretary raised a "red warning flag" at a conference in Atlanta on Tuesday, that the federal government must change the way it gives out student loans.
Education Nov 16Betsy DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules
The plan would narrow the definition of sexual harassment and allow students accused of misconduct to cross-examine accusers in campus hearings.
Nation Oct 13#MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges
Colleges from New England to the West Coast say they've seen an uptick in "historical" complaints over the past year, a shift they credit to the national reckoning sparked by #MeToo. Cases that were never reported in the past are…