Stories tagged: "Betsy DeVos"


WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos participates in an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with students, teachers and administrators about how to safely re-open schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the East Room at the White House July 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. As the number of COVID-19 cases surge across southern states like Florida, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Arizona, Trump joined with guests from across the country to discuss how to responsibly return to the classroom. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Betsy DeVos Just Lost the Battle to Send Coronavirus Aid to Private Schools

Public schools have a shot at much-needed coronavirus relief after Michigan native US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave up her court fight Friday.

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If Betsy DeVos Paid Taxes on Her Yacht, 250,000 Michigan Students Could Get a School Nurse

The taxes on the Seaquest, just one of the DeVos family's ten yachts, would bring more than $2 million a year to Michigan.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event called "Kids First: Getting America's Children Safely Back to School" in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Betsy DeVos Wants Students Taking Standardized Tests During the Pandemic. Educators Think That’s a Bad Idea.

Even in the best of times, a standardized test is "a juggernaut of draining money from schools," says a former Michigan Teacher of the Year.

Michigan AFT President David Hecker.
What Michigan Teachers Really Think About the RNC

These Michigan teachers say “chaotic leadership” has worsened the crisis schools are facing as educators attempt to teach through a pandemic.

Photo courtesy Protect Our Public Schools
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.

Photo courtesy Albion College
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.