Education Department

WASHINGTON | DeVos to miss deadline in easing college fraud protections

WASHINGTON — The Education Department says it’ll miss a key deadline in its push to ease regulations for for-profit colleges. A rule being drafted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (dih-VAHS’) is meant to lower protections for students swindled by their schools. So the delay, laid out in a court filing late Tuesday, is a victory … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DeVos to miss deadline in easing college fraud protections

WASHINGTON | Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry

WASHINGTON  — The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time when a string of especially deadly school shootings earlier … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry

WASHINGTON | Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

WASHINGTON  — A senior Trump administration official says the Education Department is weighing whether to allow states to use federal grants earmarked for academic enrichment to purchase guns for schools. The official told the Associated Press on Thursday that the agency is reviewing legislation governing the grants to see if the money can be used … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

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

WASHINGTON | Court: Gov’t violated privacy law for defrauded students

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled that the Education Department violated privacy laws with regard to students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain. In a break with Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students cheated by the now-defunct schools would only get a part of their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Court: Gov’t violated privacy law for defrauded students

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

COLUMBUS, Ohio | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower’s claim that Ohio’s then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation, The Associated Press has learned. A former technology employee of the now-shuttered Electronic Classroom for Tomorrow … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

Education agency investigates Michigan State over Nassar

WASHINGTON/February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Education Department has opened an investigation into how Michigan State University handled allegations of sexual assault against Dr. Larry Nassar. Nassar was a campus sports doctor who has been sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting gymnasts and other women and girls and for child pornography crimes. DeVos says … Continue reading Education agency investigates Michigan State over Nassar

Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety

WASHINGTON/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —President Donald Trump is calling for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to shootings like the one that took 17 lives in Florida, but his budget would cut funding in both areas. Trump’s latest budget would slash the major source of public funds for mental health treatment, … Continue reading Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety