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Jimmy Fallon Rips Betsy DeVos With Spoof Twitter Typo Apology

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.14.2017 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the Department of Education’s embarrassing Twitter typos on Monday. In a spoof clip, “The Tonight Show” host coaxed a ...

Trump, DeVos Unveil "Every Child Left Behind" Educational Reform Program

James Schlarmann | Posted 02.13.2017 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Within hours of being confirmed, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, with Sub-President Donald J. Trump by her side, announced a new educational reform program called "Every Child Left Behind."

Think Twice Before Borrowing for Your Kid's College

NerdWallet | Posted 02.13.2017 | College

Sixty-year-old Pamela Last doesn't have a college degree -- but she has roughly $200,000 in student debt. Like a growing number of parents, Last took...

Website On Disabilities Act That Tripped Up Betsy DeVos Disappears

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

A Department of Education website explaining the rights of students under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act has vanished. That...

WTF? Inauguration Photo Features Embarrassing Trump-Style Misspelling

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

For a man known for his frequent misspellings in his bombastic tweets, what could be better than an official inauguration photo of Donald Trump featur...

The Department Of Education Can't Spell W.E.B. Du Bois' Name

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 02.12.2017 | Black Voices

Maybe the Department of Education should have double-checked the spelling of W.E.B. Du Bois’ name with Frederick Douglass before tweeting about him....

Raucous Town Hall In Utah Blasts GOP Rep. Chaffetz

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

Hundreds of jeering, shouting, angry voters, jam-packed in a high school auditorium, lashed GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz at his town hall meeting in the he...

Navient lawsuit: what student loan borrowers need to know

NerdWallet | Posted 02.09.2017 | College

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Corp., the nation's largest student loan servicer, accusing it of "systematically and i...

Betsy DeVos Kicks Off Her New Job By Making A Joke About That Famous Bear Comment

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics

After a historically controversial confirmation process, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed her new employees Wednesday in a speech tha...

Betsy DeVos Orders Immediate Flattening Of All School Globes

James Schlarmann | Posted 02.10.2017 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

Upon hearing of her extremely narrow Senate confirmation, newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued an order that all globes being used in any American school are to be "flattened like God made it just 6,000 years ago."

Who Holds Teachers' Unions Accountable?

Quora | Posted 02.07.2017 | Education

With the extreme protection of teachers by their union, to whom are they accountable? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowl...

Betsy DeVos Will Build Fences When U.S. Education Needs Bridges

Marcus Bright | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Marcus Bright

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote in his dissenting opinion in the 1974 Miliken v. Bradley decision that enabled suburban Detroit school d...

I Need These 4 Commitments From Betsy DeVos

The Well | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
The Well

This post is by Shetal Vohra-Gupta and originally appeared on Medium. Dear Betsy DeVos,As an educator with 10 years of experience in teaching at a co...

Trump Campaign Staffer Who Posted Racist Comments Joins The Administration

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics

UPDATE: Jan. 27 ― According to new transition information obtained by Politico on Thursday, the staffer’s name has disappeared from a list of new ...

Chuck Schumer: Trump's Education Pick Would 'Single-Handedly Decimate' Public Schools

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a scathing statement Thursday that he plans to vote against President Donald Tr...

Newest Data Show Bullying is Down, But Challenges Remain

Deborah Temkin | Posted 01.24.2017 | Education
Deborah Temkin

The recent release of data from the 2015 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey provides the latest and most accurate glim...

Senator Lamar Alexander, Do The Right Thing Regarding Betsy DeVos

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

From 1991 to 1993, I worked for Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. I was Assistant Secretary ...

Betsy DeVos' Track Record Doesn't Back Up Her Education Promises

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos said during her Senate confirmation hearing this week that she supports public education and school ac...

Trump's Education Pick Seems Unfamiliar With This Federal Education Law

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary appeared stumped by senators when they asked her about a federal education law related to discriminat...

The DeVos Hearings Should Remind Us What Corruption Really Is

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

The word “corruption” to the American ear usually leads to another: bribery. We have a narrow definition of corruption, an image of someone paying...

Elizabeth Warren Schools Betsy DeVos At Confirmation Hearing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) grilled secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, making the billionaire philanthropist’s lack of exper...

Radically Flawed: The Truth About Vouchers In Education

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 01.18.2017 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Co-authored by Adam Kirk Edgerton, Lightning Jay, Elaine W. Leigh, and Katie Pak “Traditional public schools are not succeeding. In fact, let’s be...

Campaign Implores Trump's Education Pick To Protect Campus Rape Rules

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.11.2017 | Women

Public education defenders have railed against billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos since President-elect Donald Trump announced her as his secretar...

Is Betsy DeVos Prepared To Lead Our Children To The Stars?

Jim Moore | Posted 01.19.2017 | Education
Jim Moore

In Sunday morning’s Washington Post, Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2012, wrote...

Does School Accountability Matter to the Trump Administration?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Peter Cunningham

With 2017 upon us and a new administration in Washington prepared to take over, it's a good time to reflect on the federal role in public education. B...