• Senate overturns DeVos rule limiting debt relief for defrauded students

    (CNN) — Senate Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to overturn a rule backed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that would have limited the student debt relief granted to people defrauded by for-profit colleges — an unusual bipartisan move to undo a Trump administration initiative to weaken an Obama-era policy. In a 53-42 vote, 10 Republicans joined Democrats to pass […]

  • Education Department delays rule change that would cut funding for rural schools

    (CNN) — Amid bipartisan congressional backlash, the Education Department said Wednesday that it would delay a rule change that would slash funding for rural, low-income schools across the US. The move, which was initially supposed to take effect immediately, sent school districts scrambling — including in communities that President Donald Trump is appealing to as he campaigns […]

  • Nation’s largest teachers unions call to end active shooter drills over fears they’re traumatizing students

    (CNN) — Since Columbine, active shooter drills have become an increasingly normalized practice in schools. During the 2015-2016 school year, for example, about 95% of schools drilled students on lockdown procedure, according to a report from the US Department of Education. But on the other end of the spectrum, some psychologists have said these practices can be traumatizing for students depending […]

  • Riverside County Campuses Recognized as ‘Distinguished Schools’

    Nine elementary schools in Riverside County are among 323 learning institutions statewide that earned a spot on the “2020 Distinguished Schools” list drawn up by the California Department of Education, it was announced Wednesday. “These outstanding schools don’t just educate students; they also provide the young people of California the tools they need to be […]

  • Betsy DeVos violated a court order to stop collecting on some loan debts

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos violated a court order to stop collecting on the debts of some former Corinthian College students and now a judge is weighing sanctions or finding her in contempt of court. “I feel like there have to be some consequences for the violation of my order 16,000 times,” said US Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim […]

  • Trump makes student loan cancellation automatic for disabled vets

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will sign an executive action making student loan cancellation for disabled veterans automatic — about three months after 51 attorneys general urged the Department of Education to make the change. “It is America who owes our heroes an extreme debt of gratitude,” Trump said, speaking at an American Veterans conference in […]

  • Hill Democrats say Education Dept. tried to interfere in probe, remove investigator

    House and Senate Democrats say they have obtained evidence that a senior official at the Department of Education tried to oust the department’s independent watchdog after she pushed back on an attempt to interfere in an active investigation of Secretary Betsy DeVos. Lawmakers from four House and Senate committees who oversee the department sent a […]

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