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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…
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.