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Education Oct 05For-profit college students twice as likely to default on loans, report says
The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges.
Education Sep 22DeVos scraps Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault.
Education Aug 27Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on
As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward.
Nation Aug 19After Charlottesville, students worry about safety on campus
As classes begin at colleges and universities across the country, some parents are questioning if their children will be safe on campus.
Politics Aug 09Education Secretary DeVos says she should have decried racism ‘more forcefully’
DeVos, who marks six months in office this week, alienated many African-Americans in February when she described historically black colleges as "real pioneers when it comes to school choice."…
Politics Aug 02Justice Department denies broad move against college affirmative action
A day after The New York Times reported the department was seeking current attorneys interested in "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions," the Justice Department said the job ad was related to…
Education Jun 14Rules to help defrauded students clear loans being revised
The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will change two key Obama-era rules governing student loan forgiveness in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities.
Education Jun 06DeVos non-committal on banning discrimination against LGBTQ students in private schools
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that schools receiving federal money should follow federal law, but she would not commit to banning discrimination against LGBT students in private schools.
Education Jun 06WATCH: Betsy DeVos testifies on the education budget
WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says that schools receiving federal money should follow federal law, but she would not commit to banning discrimination against LGBT students.
Education May 23Advocates slam Trump’s proposed reduction in aid for college students
Critics said it contradicts President Donald Trump's campaign promises to make college more affordable at a time when student debt is ballooning…