Latest Betsy DeVos News

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

Aug. 10, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the gainful employment regulation should be scrapped entirely, arguing...

Trump at rally makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries

Jul. 31, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries and accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and his Supreme Court nominee during a raucous rally aimed at bolstering two Florida Republicans ahead of the state's...

Correction: Hispanic Caucus-Latino Museum story

Jul. 27, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Thursday about Hispanic members of Congress renewing their call for a national museum devoted to Latino history and culture, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as saying she was moved by an art exhibit on immigration. The comments were...

Betsy DeVos' family yacht untied, causing $10,000 in damages

Jul. 25, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

HURON, Ohio (AP) — Police say someone untied a yacht owned by the family of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in Ohio, causing the vessel to drift into a dock and incur up to $10,000 in damages. The Blade reports the $40 million, 163-foot (49-meter) yacht was moored at the Huron Boat Basin when the...

Judge's ruling supports Oregon school's transgender policy

Jul. 25, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against an Oregon school district's policy that allows transgender students to use locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender they identify with instead of their birth sex. Some parents and students at a high school in Dallas, Oregon, said in the...

DeVos rules would cut estimated $13B in student loan relief

Jul. 25, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration Wednesday. The proposal, which aims to replace a set of Obama-era rules that were never implemented, drew applause from the for-profit industry but sharp...

DeVos, Isler enjoy challenges of Chicago to Mackinac race

Jul. 18, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

Doug DeVos remembers sailing along "fat, dumb and happy" under spinnaker in 15 knots of wind on Lake Michigan in last year's Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac when his 86-foot maxi Windquest suffered a knockdown punch. In a matter of minutes, the wind had grown to 40 knots, blowing the yacht on its side, with...

Watchdog says Education Dept. stonewalls student loan suit

Jul. 12, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's consumer watchdog agency is accusing the Education Department of impeding a lawsuit that could potentially bring financial relief to millions of student loan borrowers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is suing Navient Solutions, alleging one of the nation's largest...

A look at the 24 individuals who make up Trump's Cabinet

Jul. 6, 2018 1:30 AM EDT

Like all presidents, Donald Trump is served by a group of advisers, collectively known as the Cabinet, who run the various departments and agencies of the government and help implement the president's policy agenda. The Cabinet was established by the Constitution. Trump's includes Vice President Mike Pence, 15...

Life in Trump's Cabinet: Putdowns, perks, and power

Jul. 6, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross came in for an Oval Office tongue-lashing after he used a mundane soup can as a TV prop. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis got overruled by President Donald Trump's announcement that a new "Space Force" is in the offing. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott...