Stories tagged: "Betsy DeVos"


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
DeVos Gives Connecticut Schools Two Weeks to Ban Trans Athletes or Lose Millions

Ed Secretary wants to withhold the federal funding because three Connecticut schools are in a sports league that allow trans athletes to play on teams that match their gender identity.

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If Betsy DeVos Paid Taxes on Her Yacht, 250,000 Michigan Students Could Get a School Nurse

The taxes on the Seaquest, just one of the DeVos family's ten yachts, would bring more than $2 million a year to Michigan.

In this July 8, 2020, photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a briefing at the Department of Education building in Washington. On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, attorneys general from 22 states plus the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration to block new federal rules they say would make it harder for students swindled by for-profit colleges to get relief from their federal loans. The new regulations were put in place last year by Secretary DeVos. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
GOP Thinks It Saved Kids with Vouchers, Yet Schools Still Lack Billions in Funding

The pandemic has shown how the Trump administration is committed to funneling taxpayer dollars away from public schools to private schools.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Judge Okays DeVos Rule That Makes It Harder for Survivors to Report Sexual Assault at Schools

Attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia challenged the rule and say their fight will continue.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at a press conference with Vice President Mike Pence in Tiger Stadium, on the LSU campus, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Schools Are Trying to Reopen. So Where Is Betsy DeVos?

The Education Secretary is working from her home in Michigan and hasn't talked to a national school superintendents group all year.

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‘Everyone’s Freaked Out’: Parents Across the U.S. Are Agonizing About the Fate of Public Schools

"She was quite frankly very miserable … not having any peer interaction, not having any teacher interaction.”

In this July 8, 2020, photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a briefing at the Department of Education building in Washington. On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, attorneys general from 22 states plus the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration to block new federal rules they say would make it harder for students swindled by for-profit colleges to get relief from their federal loans. The new regulations were put in place last year by Secretary DeVos. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Some Cosmetology Schools Got Nearly Triple the Relief Funding That Public Universities Received

The discrepancy was driven by a funding formula from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos