Special Olympics

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Molly Daly
May 01, 2019 - 7:05 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Special Olympics Montgomery County got a windfall Wednesday as the nonprofit was the top vote-getter in the spring NRG Gives campaign. In the program, the Princeton-based energy supplier's employees nominate three charities that face off in a weeklong public...
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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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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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Kurt Vonder Schmalz
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Lynne Adkins
April 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Scores of special athletes will have the tools needed to reach for the gold. A Montgomery Gym is donating its space to help them train. There's finally a home base for athletes competing in Special Olympics in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The young men and women will...
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