Tag: DeVos, Elizabeth (1958- )

Education Department Hits Michigan State With Record Fine Over Nassar Scandal

WASHINGTON — Michigan State University will pay a record $4.5 million fine for failing to protect students from sexual abuse following a sweeping investigation into the university’s response to allegations against a former team doctor and convicted sex criminal, Lawrence G. Nassar, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday. The fine is part of a settlement […]

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DeVos Toughens Rules for Student Borrowers Bilked by Colleges

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday significantly tightened Obama-era rules for student borrowers who say their schools defrauded them, imposing a deadline on claims and eliminating a requirement that the department automatically wipe away the loans of some students whose schools closed while they were enrolled. The new rules apply to federal student loans made […]

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Trump Orders Student Loan Forgiveness for Disabled Veterans

President Trump signed a measure on Wednesday that seeks to remove the bureaucratic barriers for permanently disabled veterans to qualify for student loan forgiveness, which he said would save 25,000 wounded warriors an average of $30,000. The rollout of the executive action came during the American Veterans national convention in Louisville, Ky., where Mr. Trump […]

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Gay and Transgender Rights Cases Stall Under DeVos, Report Finds

WASHINGTON — Students who said they were discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity were significantly less likely to get any relief from the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights under the Trump administration than they were under the Obama administration, according to a report released Monday. The report, released by the […]

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Education Department Had Hand in College Chain’s Collapse, Documents Show

WASHINGTON — Dream Center Education Holdings, a subsidiary of a Los Angeles-based megachurch, had no experience in higher education when it petitioned the federal Education Department to let it take over a troubled chain of for-profit trade schools. But the organization’s chairman, Randall K. Barton, told the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, that the foundation wanted […]

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She Left the Education Dept. for Groups It Curbed. Now She’s Back, With Plans.

WASHINGTON — Depending on whom you ask, Diane Auer Jones has returned to the Education Department with either a mission or a vengeance. A little more than a decade ago she resigned as an assistant secretary for postsecondary education in the George W. Bush administration, after protesting the department’s treatment of an accreditor that oversaw […]

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Biggest Offender in Outsize Debt: Graduate Schools

The signs are hard to miss in downtown San Francisco: two stylized A’s inside a red circle, symbolizing the Academy of Art University. The for-profit school occupies more than 40 buildings throughout the city and has made its family owners very rich. Where does the Academy of Art’s money come from? About $100 million per […]

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