Latest Betsy DeVos News

Youngkin lends millions more to his gubernatorial campaign

Sep. 16, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin each raised more than $11 million in the last two months, but Youngkin loaned his campaign an additional $4.5 million to give himself a significant advantage, according to the most recent...

20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protections

Aug. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and...

GOP's DeVos says she will not seek Michigan governorship

Aug. 10, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

Former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday she will not run for Michigan governor in 2022, putting an end to speculation about the onetime Trump administration Cabinet member and partner in one of the state's most influential Republican couples. “I am not...

Whitmer's veto of reading scholarships sparks voucher debate

Jul. 25, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's veto of $155 million in proposed spending on reading scholarships for students has sparked fresh criticism from opponents who say it would have addressed pandemic-related learning loss and approval from those who liken the grants to vouchers. ...

Loan relief approved for more for-profit college students

Jul. 09, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

The U.S. Education Department on Friday announced it will forgive student loans for more than 1,800 borrowers who attended a trio of for-profit colleges that made false recruiting claims and left many students unable to find jobs. The Biden administration is erasing more...

Overhaul makes it easier for aspiring teachers to get grants

Jul. 01, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department on Thursday loosened the rules around a grant program that’s intended to help aspiring teachers pay for college but has actually left thousands stuck with student debt. The update is part of a federal rules overhaul that was finalized under...