Department Of Education
Betsy DeVos Is Right, the U.S. Should Rethink Higher Ed–Just Not the Way She Wants To
Upending the college accreditation process carries huge risks.
As the Comment Period for Proposed Title IX Changes Ends, Nearly 100,000 Have Weighed in
Many commenters have raised concerns that the proposal will discourage survivors from coming forward, even in an era when people seem to be speaking out about sexual misconduct more than ever.
New Policies Proposed by Betsy DeVos Would Limit the Definition of Sexual Harassment on College Campuses
The proposed policies could go into effect without requiring a vote from Congress.
A New Report Finds That Sexual Assault Cases Do Nothing to Hurt a College's Reputation
An uptick in federal investigations into the mishandling of sexual assault on college campuses has done little to affect applications or donations to universities.
The Department of Education Puts the Brakes on a Texas Schools Civil Rights Investigation
Betsy Devos is leading a movement to roll back the initiatives used by the Obama administration to reduce racial discrimination in school punishments.
The Department of Education Is Trying to Promote Native Language Learning
The DOE's new programs will also support improvement in English proficiency.
A Pew Survey Shows Most Americans Hold Favorable Views of Federal Agencies
As the government continues to restructure under the Trump administration, the American people continue to hold favorable opinions of federal agencies and departments like the CIA, Federal Reserve, FBI, and EPA.
The Department of Education Will Not Investigate Bathroom Complaints From Trans Students
A spokesperson for the Department of Education said the agency will not consider or investigate complaints filed by transgender students against schools banning them from using bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Civil Rights Groups Sue Department of Education Over Sexual Assault Guidelines
Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidelines that pushed colleges and universities to use the lowest legal standard of proof in judging cases of sexual assault or violence.
The Department of Education Is Pulling the Rug Out From Under Student Parents
The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget. Over one million student parents' ability to afford childcare hangs in the balance.
Betsy DeVos Faces Pushback After Scaling Back Investigations Into Civil Rights Complaints
More than 30 "disappointed and alarmed" senators penned a letter chastising civil rights enforcement at the Department of Education.
Dear Betsy DeVos: Calling Us 'Customers' Doesn't Solve the Student Debt Crisis
Far-right orthodoxy on education casts students as customers paying for a service. That rhetoric tricks students into chasing bad options.
Head of Federal Student Financial Aid Office Resigns
James Runcie submitted his resignation following an apparent disagreement with Betsy DeVos over his scheduled testimony on improper aid payments.
Trump's Projected Education Budget to Make Deep Cuts—Except for School Choice
The cuts are expected to affect 150 positions in the Department of Education.
The Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability From College Accreditors
Accreditation agencies have recently come under fire for failing to keep schools accountable. Now the Education Department is looking to change that.
What Is the Future of Teacher Diversity in U.S. Schools?
Classrooms are increasingly diverse—but in terms of the student body, not the teaching workforce. Kaylan Connally and Melissa Tooley examine why we must mind the minority gap.
The Disturbing Reason Higher Education Lobbying Groups Are Supporting For-Profit Colleges
Traditional colleges and universities have become unlikely allies of the beleaguered for-profit industry as each group tries to fend off the government’s push for more accountability.
What If Education Reform Got It All Wrong in the First Place?
That’s the conclusion of a growing number of researchers who argue that 30 years of test scores have not measured a decline in public schools, but are rather a metric of the country’s child poverty and the broadening divide of income inequality.
University Assault Audits Don't Tell the Full Story
A new study shows that sexual assaults reported under the Clery Act decline after government audits, suggesting drastic underreporting.