Betsy DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told senators that she was not personally involved in the decision to propose eliminating funding for the Special Olympics, but continued to defend the cut included in her department's budget.
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Mark Abrams
March 28, 2019 - 5:30 pm
By Katie Lobosco, CNN (CNN) -- Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told senators on Thursday that she was not personally involved in the decision to propose eliminating funding for the Special Olympics, but continued to defend the cut included in her department's budget. Illinois Democratic Sen...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill.
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March 27, 2019 - 9:46 pm
(AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians who rallied to support the organization. DeVos became a target on social media after Democrats...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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March 26, 2019 - 6:34 pm
(AP) — Eight universities embroiled in a massive college admission cheating scheme are now being investigated by the U.S. Education Department. Letters sent to the schools Monday and obtained by The Associated Press say the department is conducting a "preliminary investigation" to determine whether...
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In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
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December 18, 2018 - 12:34 pm
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press President Donald Trump's school safety commission is proposing a rollback of Obama-era guidance that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline. The commission was led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and made dozens of policy recommendations in...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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Kim Glovas
November 16, 2018 - 1:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Department of Education is proposing new rules on handling sexual assault and harassment on college campuses. Advocates for sexual assault victims say the change helps the accused, not the victims. "I don't think this new guidance is particularly helpful for...
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In this Sept. 17, 2018 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
November 16, 2018 - 10:00 am
By Collin Binkley, Associated Press Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to...
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Actors Vanessa Lock, left, as Betsy DeVos, Cole Sitilides, center, and Jenny Waxman perform in the play "The Confirmation Hearing for the Secretary of Education" in Washington's Arena Stage theater on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Maria Danilova
September 18, 2018 - 10:48 am
Guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears? Betsy DeVos endured yet another rocky confirmation hearing in the Senate to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage. In a play performed on Monday at Washington's Arena Stage theater, about a dozen student actors from local...
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is in town for a Constitution Day event, said she believes too many colleges are standing in the way of free speech.
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Mike DeNardo
September 17, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is in town for a Constitution Day event, said she believes too many colleges are standing in the way of free speech. DeVos greeted by polite applause. She's expected to speak about the importance of the First Amendment on...
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In this May 31, 2018 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a visit of the Federal School Safety Commission at Hebron Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Md.
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September 01, 2018 - 12:38 pm
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has "no intention of taking any action" regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm teachers or provide them with firearms training. DeVos' comments came Friday after a top official in her...
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August 24, 2018 - 3:16 pm
By Maria Danilova WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a...
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