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Tag: Betsy DeVos
Biden Orders Review of Trump-Era Title IX Regulations
President Joe R. Biden will sign an executive order directing the U.S. Department of Education to review Trump-era changes to Title IX regulations on Monday, which is International Women’s Day, NBC reported. Under former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the department shifted how colleges and universities handle sexual harassment and assault cases. Among other changes, […]
March 8, 2021
Higher Education Leaders Celebrate the Resignation of Betsy DeVos
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos – one of President Donald Trump’s most loyal cabinet members – resigned her position on Thursday, following transportation secretary Elaine Chao. In a letter to the president, DeVos condemned Trump supporters’ breach of the U.S. Capitol the day prior.
January 8, 2021
Department of Education Extends Student Loan Suspensions Through End of January 2021
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that federal student loan repayment forbearance, including suspension of interest accrual and collections activity has been extended through January 31, 2021. DeVos made the announcement on Friday. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, borrowers haven’t had to make payment since March. But the relief was slated to expire on […]
December 4, 2020
Democracy, Diversity Back on Track
A Trump concession? Don’t expect to see one, unless it’s a hot dog cart on Fifth Ave. The soon-to-be-former commander-in-chief is showing no grace, saying “I won this election by a lot,” in tweets flagged by Twitter for accuracy. His lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, one-time American hero, now disgraced star of the new Borat movie, talks about election theft.
November 11, 2020
Georgetown Dismisses Allegation of Failing to Report Foreign Gifts
A recently released report from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos alleges that Georgetown University failed to properly disclose gifts and contracts worth several billion dollars from Chinese, Saudi Arabian and Qatari entities according to The Hoya. The Department of Education also accused Harvard University, Yale University, and Stanford University of failing to disclose the […]
November 6, 2020
DeVos Announces $24 Million In Grants to Expand Education Choice for Native American Students
The U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that 40 new grant awards totaling $24 million will be used to help expand education options for American Indian and Alaska Native students over the next 3-5 years. The Accessing Choices in Education (ACE) grants are designed to help Native American communities learn new skills through different […]
October 1, 2020
Higher Education Gets Little Focus at Republican National Convention
The Trump administration is looking to tout its support for HBCUs as one of its signature achievements over the past three and a half years.
August 26, 2020
Navigating New Campus Sexual Assault Investigation Rules Will Be Challenging, Say Some Colleges
Whether new federal rules governing how to resolve cases of on-campus sex crimes will, as many critics fear, prompt some victims to stay silent about being assaulted is yet to be shown. Nevertheless, in the lead-up to an Aug. 14 deadline to comply with those regulations, many colleges and universities, as well as attorneys, acknowledge […]
July 14, 2020
Education Department Limits Emergency Aid Causing College Access Advocates to Worry
The U.S. Department of Education has officially excluded students ineligible for federal financial aid from receiving coronavirus emergency aid under a regulation made public on June 11. College access experts worry it bars too many students from relief, including undocumented and international students.
June 22, 2020
COVID-19 Aid Restrictions Rule Won’t Apply to California Community Colleges
California’s community colleges don’t have to abide by a Department of Education rule that prevents many college students from receiving emergency federal COVID-19 grants, ruled a federal judge in California on Wednesday. The decision means those emergency grants can now reach a much wider group of students at California’s community colleges, including undocumented students. This […]
June 17, 2020
Trump Vetoes Move to Ease Loan Forgiveness for Defrauded Students
President Donald Trump late on Friday vetoed a resolution that would have made it easier for students defrauded by for-profit schools to get their student loans erased.
May 31, 2020
Washington’s AG Challenges Ed Dept on DACA, Other Exclusions in CARES Act
Washington state’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson yesterday challenged a U.S. Department of Education decision to deny student emergency grants allotted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act to students who are not eligible for federal financial aid. This lawsuit comes after California community colleges sued Secretary of Education Betsy Devos earlier this […]
May 20, 2020
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