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Department Of Education

  1. student debt
    Biden Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze to January 2022The Biden administration extended the pause on payments, which was set to expire at the end of September. It’s expected to be the final extension.
  2. betsy devos
    Betsy DeVos: Stop Using ‘My Name As Clickbait’Speaking voluntarily in front of a room full of education writers, DeVos said, “I don’t enjoy the publicity that comes with my position.”
  3. betsy devos
    Betsy DeVos Wants to Eliminate All Federal Funding for the Special OlympicsFor the third year in a row, DeVos hopes to cut federal funding for the program — a small financial gesture, but one that shows where priorities lie.
  4. Betsy DeVos Announces Rollback of Title IX Guidance on Campus Sexual Assault“The truth is that the system established by the prior administration has failed too many students,” DeVos said.
  5. education
    Betsy DeVos Knew How to Wield Power in Michigan. It’s Not Working in D.C.Who is she? And how did she get to be head of our schools?
  6. 18 States Sue Betsy DeVos for Refusing to Enforce Student-Loan ProtectionsThe Education secretary is blocking new rules that would make it easier for students defrauded by for-profit colleges to have their debts forgiven.
  7. DeVos Appoints Professional Clinton-Hater to Key Civil-Rights PositionThe woman who will for the time being run DoEd’s Office of Civil Rights has has quite the career of ideological extremism and intense partisanship.
  8. select all
    Department of Education Misspells W.E.B. Du Bois Tweet, Also Misspells ApologyHappy Black History Month!
  9. Betsy DeVos Asked Twitter a Question, and Twitter Was Not AmusedWarning: Potential grizzlies ahead.
  10. WATCH: Betsy DeVos Was Just Confirmed in an Unprecedented Tiebreaker VoteVice-President Mike Pence delivered the first tie-breaking vote for a cabinet appointee in history.
  11. trump transition
    Does Betsy DeVos Really Believe in Public Schools?The would-be secretary of Education is committed to eroding accountability for the use of taxpayers’ education funding.
  12. White House Cracks Down on For-Profit CollegesThe Department of Education plans to issue a rule that would forgive billions of dollars in loans granted to hundreds of thousands of students at for-profit schools that have defrauded or misled them.
  13. America Brings Home Bad Report CardHigh-school seniors in the U.S. showed no gains in math or reading skills in 2015. Only 37 percent were prepared for college coursework.
  14. One of the Last Remaining Members of Obama’s Original Cabinet Is Stepping DownSay good-bye to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. His likely successor is a Brooklynite.
  15. school daze
    Substitute Teacher Fired for Asking Kids for Relationship Advice She kept it G-rated.
  16. school daze
    NYC DOE Scrapping Plan to Eliminate Dinosaurs and Unpleasant Topics From Citywide TestsCreatures from outer space are back in business.
  17. school daze
    Dinosaurs and Aliens Banned From Citywide TestsThe Department of Education is no fun at all. 
  18. crimes and misdemeanors
    Are Teachers the New Cops?Fourteen Department of Education employees have been arrested so far this year.
  19. Rupert Murdoch Can’t Get Enough of the NYC DoEHe makes yet another hire from the schools administration.
  20. education
    NYC Closing or Cutting Down 25 SchoolsThe Department of Education has unveiled their contraction plans.
  21. sexual harassment
    Bronx Pervert Principal Headed to Sensitivity TrainingIt sounds like he needs a lot of it.
  22. city report card
    Queens Schools Come Out on Top in City Report Card72 percent of its schools got A or B grade, compared to 47 percent in the Bronx.
  23. school daze
    Even Raising a Child Genius Might Not Get Your Kindergartner Into a Good SchoolThirteen percent more NYC kindergartners tested “gifted.”
  24. U.S. Fines Virginia Tech Over 2007 ShootingFor failing to alert its campus fast enough.
  25. school daze
    Department of Ed to Launch New Elementary School in Lower ManhattanThis will help with the neighborhood’s overcrowding problem.
  26. school daze
    City Unveils List of 4,600 Teachers to Be Cut If Albany Doesn’t Change ‘Last In, First Out’Naturally, the cuts would affect poor neighborhoods first.
  27. school daze
    DOE Closes Website for School Principals to Shop for Hidden CamerasNow where are they going to buy pencil-sharpener cameras?
  28. school daze
    Just Because Our Students Are Graduating, Doesn’t Mean They Learned MuchWho needs a career or college anyway, right?
  29. bad education
    Graduates Lack Basic Skills, and So Do the Companies Hired to Turn That AroundGraduation rates are up, but is anyone learning anything?