US Politics in Trump era Public date: 12.11.2019 04:47:18

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20 Sep 2019

U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to Recast Tone in Mideast Studies

The Education Department has ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to remake the Middle East studies program run jointly by the two schools after concluding that it was offering students a biased curriculum that, among other complaints, did not present enough “positive” imagery of Judaism and Christianity in the region.
The Education Department has ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to remake the...

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24 Jul 2019

Emails Show DeVos Aides Pulled Strings for Failing For-Profit Colleges

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 to “help people live better lives.”
Dream Center Education Holdings, a subsidiary of a Los Angeles-based megachurch, had no experience in higher education...

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24 Aug 2018

Betsy DeVos Eyes Federal Education Grants to Put Guns in Schools

The Education Department is considering whether to allow states to access federal funding set aside for academic enrichment and student services to purchase guns for educators, according to multiple people with knowledge of the plan.
The Education Department is considering whether to allow states to access federal funding set aside for academic...

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11 Aug 2018

DeVos Ends Obama-Era Safeguards Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos formally moved Friday to scrap a regulation that would have forced for-profit colleges to prove that the students they enroll are able to attain decent-paying jobs, the most dramatic in a series of moves that will free the scandal-scarred, for-profit sector from safeguards put in effect during the Obama era.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos formally moved Friday to scrap a regulation that would have forced for-profit colleges...

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26 Jul 2018

DeVos Proposes to Curtail Debt Relief for Defrauded Students

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed on Wednesday to curtail Obama administration loan forgiveness rules for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, requiring that student borrowers show they have  fallen into hopeless financial straits or prove that their colleges  knowingly deceived them.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed on Wednesday to curtail Obama administration loan forgiveness rules for...

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4 Jul 2018

Trump Administration Reverses Obama on Affirmative Action

Now, affirmative action is at a crossroads. The Trump administration is  moving against any use of race as a measurement of diversity in education. And the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at the end of this month will leave the court without its swing vote on affirmative action and allow President Trump to nominate a justice opposed to a policy that for decades has tried to integrate elite educational institutions.
Now, affirmative action is at a crossroads. The Trump administration is  moving against any use of race as a...

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4 May 2017

A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education

With all the sweeping changes the Republican bill would impose, little attention has been paid to its potential impact on education. School districts rely on Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor, to provide costly services to millions of students with disabilities across the country. For nearly 30 years, Medicaid has helped school systems cover costs for special education services and equipment, from physical therapists to feeding tubes. The money is also used to provide preventive care, such as vision and hearing screenings, for other Medicaid-eligible children.
With all the sweeping changes the Republican bill would impose, little attention has been paid to its potential...

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