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Politics Jun 162020 race brings free college back to the national stage
At least 18 of the Democratic party’s 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college.
Education Jun 13Trump administration reviewing foreign funding at U.S. colleges
The U.S. Education Department has opened investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges.
Politics May 20DeVos used personal emails for work in ‘limited’ cases, federal investigators say
An internal Education Department watchdog says Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used personal email accounts for government business and did not always save the messages properly.
Education May 14Trump plan to dip into Pell Grant reserves for NASA funding draws backlash
The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from a Pell Grant surplus to jumpstart other projects, primarily a NASA initiative to put astronauts back on the moon.
Education May 06DeVos says she thinks teacher strikes ‘ultimately hurt kids’
Teachers from West Virginia to California have gone on strike this year to protest a variety of issues, including low pay and large classroom sizes.
Education Apr 29Lawmakers debate future of loan relief for public workers
The government promised public service workers their debt could be erased if they made payments for 10 years, but officials have largely failed to deliver.
Nation Mar 28Trump backs off proposal to cut Special Olympics funding
The president reversed course after his administration weathered days of criticism for the proposed cut.
Education Mar 27Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to cut funds for Special Olympics
Celebrities, politicians and activists have taken to social media to rebuke Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her plan to cut funding for the Special Olympics as part of $7 billion in reductions in 2020.
Education Mar 26Education Department probes colleges affected by bribery scandal
Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by The Associated Press say the department is conducting a "preliminary investigation" to determine whether they violated federal laws or rules surrounding the management of federal student aid.
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…