Education Secretary

For the third year in a row, Democrats dinged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for proposing to cut funds from the Special Olympics, after-school programs and support for students from low-income families.
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March 27, 2019 - 12:09 pm
By Katie Lobosco, CNN (CNN) -- For the third year in a row, Democrats dinged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday for proposing to cut funds from the Special Olympics, after-school programs and support for students from low-income families. The difference is that this time, Democrats control...
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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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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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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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June 06, 2018 - 10:55 am
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday. DeVos' testimony to a Senate subcommittee came...
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