Stories tagged: "Betsy DeVos"


A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

Some parents and educators are fired up over a plan to return NC students to schools for in-person testing. (Image via Shutterstock)
Sending Teachers Back to Classrooms for Tests Is Absolute Madness

A NC teacher on the misguided mandate for in-person standardized testing in school amid the COVID pandemic.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls student debt cancellation and tuition-free college 'wrong.'
Betsy DeVos Owns a $40 Million Yacht, but Thinks Helping People Afford College Is ‘Insidious’

Student debt cancelation and tuition-free college may seem extreme to DeVos, who owns a $40 million yacht, but not to those facing the cost crisis of America’s higher education system.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks to supporters at UNC-Asheville, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
‘The Outcome of the Race Will be Decided by You’: Kamala Harris Stresses Unity in NC

Kamala Harris made two stops in NC Wednesday, emphasizing healthcare and education in a critical battleground state with needs in both areas.

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‘Everyone’s Freaked Out’: Parents Across the U.S. Are Agonizing About the Fate of Public Schools

"She was quite frankly very miserable … not having any peer interaction, not having any teacher interaction.”

Not wanting to fail her pharmacy technician training while without housing, student Stephanie Mount parked outside a McDonald's in Indian Trail to use the WiFi. Image via Grant Baldwin.
Exclusive: DeVos’ COVID-19 Formula Shorted NC’s Public College Students

A Cardinal & Pine investigation found for-profit beauty schools got double to triple what NC’s public higher ed schools received in pandemic relief aid.

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Parents and Teachers Are Terrified of Schools Reopening as COVID-19 Cases Surge: ‘I Just Don’t Know If It’s Safe’

Without a comprehensive plan that includes additional federal funding, teachers and parents argue, reopening schools could put students, their families, and educators in danger.