Stories tagged: "Betsy DeVos"


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IN PHOTOS: A Mobile Billboard Slamming Betsy DeVos Is Making Its Way Through Michigan

A mobile billboard is calling attention to the dangers in the Trump Administration's plan to force all schools to resume in-person instruction, and is driving to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' house.

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This Small Michigan College Landed Almost $20 Million During the Pandemic. Others Weren’t So Lucky.

While struggling public universities worry about fall enrollment, this mid-Michigan private college got CARES Act support courtesy Education Sec. Betsy DeVos.

Attorney General Dana Nessel and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will square off in court over Trump Administration policy about education funding. Photos by  AP.
Betsy DeVos Tried to Direct COVID Money Away From Public Schools. Michigan’s AG Sued Her for It.

Attorney General Dana Nessel is leading a coalition of six states in suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, alleging a misuse of coronavirus relief funds on private schools.

Kim Eberhard is a teacher at St. Clair High School, a public school in the East China School District in St. Clair County. Photo courtesy Kim Eberhard.
Michigan Teachers: Without Federal Funding We’re Not Going to Be Able to Reopen Safely

Teachers like Kim Eberhard say Michigan’s public school students deserve more when it comes to returning to classrooms in the fall, even in remote districts like hers.

In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel attends an event in Clawson, Mich. A Michigan judge has struck down a new requirement that makes it harder to initiate ballot drives by limiting the number of signatures that can be counted from a single congressional district. Nessel previously said the 15% limit and other portions of the law are unconstitutional. State election officials are complying with her opinion, but appellate courts will have the final say. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
DeVos’ Rules ‘Water Down’ Campus Sexual Misconduct Protections. Nessel Is Suing Her For It.

The Trump Administration's habit of rolling back Obama-era policies has made it harder for survivors of college sexual misconduct to seek justice.

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Betsy DeVos Sends Coronavirus Money to Private Schools, Including One That Says It Is Not a Cult

Of the coronavirus relief money spent on education by Secretary DeVos to date, $50 million has gone to theological schools and seminaries. $500 million has gone to private schools overall.