Betsy Devos

WASHINGTON | DeVos’ dramatic confirmation hearing inspires drama on stage

WASHINGTON — 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 frustrated Democrats and friendly Republicans grilling DeVos about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DeVos’ dramatic confirmation hearing inspires drama on stage

BOSTON | Democratic AGs win case against US Education Secretary DeVos

BOSTON — Democratic attorneys general from 19 states and the District of Columbia have won a case against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuse by for-profit colleges. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, argued DeVos violated rule-making laws when she announced a … Continue reading BOSTON | Democratic AGs win case against US Education Secretary DeVos

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

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 in her proposal that the gainful employment regulation should be scrapped entirely, arguing that it wasn’t backed up by … Continue reading DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

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

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 criticism from advocacy groups that represent … Continue reading DeVos rules would cut estimated $13B in student loan relief

For-profit colleges struggle despite assist from DeVos

WASHINGTON | April 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has hired several industry insiders and frozen Obama-era regulations that … Continue reading For-profit colleges struggle despite assist from DeVos

U.S. Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Aid, Improve Customer Service

November 30, 2017 (STL.NEWS) – Yesterday, Wednesday 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) took an important next step in fulfilling the promise of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to transform the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families. To an audience of more than five thousand financial … Continue reading U.S. Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Aid, Improve Customer Service