Latest Betsy DeVos News

DeVos will not seek further delay of Obama for-profits rule

Oct. 12, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Friday it will no longer try to delay an Obama-era regulation that helped students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their loans forgiven. A federal court ruled last month that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to delay the regulation, known as...

AP Investigation: Deported parents may lose kids to adoption

Oct. 9, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: "They want to steal my daughter!" It had been 10 weeks since Ramos had last held her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks since she was arrested crossing the...

DeVos to miss deadline in easing college fraud protections

Oct. 3, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students defrauded by for-profit colleges will get a reprieve from the Education Department's push to ease regulations for those schools because the government said it would miss a deadline for releasing an updated rule on loan forgiveness. The department had been set to issue the new...

Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts

Oct. 3, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. This year, the political novice is gone from her classroom and on the...

Education Department rolls out new federal student app

Oct. 2, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is unveiling a mobile program intended to make it easier for students to apply for federal financial aid. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolled out the myStudentAid app on Tuesday. She says applicants will now have the necessary tools to apply for loans and...

Little scrutiny in DeVry sale, as DeVos targets protections

Oct. 1, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that's more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. The business...

Kavanaugh allegations join debate over campus investigations

Oct. 1, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry and also choking back tears, he swore that he did not. The dramatic Senate testimony last week by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...

Kavanaugh case unfolds as DeVos readies sexual assault rule

Sep. 30, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry and choking back tears, he swore that he did not. The dramatic Senate testimony last week by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...

DeVos' dramatic confirmation hearing inspires drama on stage

Sep. 18, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears? Betsy DeVos endured yet another rocky Senate confirmation hearing to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage. During the performance at Arena Stage, about a dozen student actors from local high schools played...

Defrauded students inch closer to victory in DeVos lawsuit

Sep. 18, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to ease protections for former students of for-profit colleges should be reversed, handing a victory to those who said they were defrauded by their schools. But U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss put his ruling on hold...