Latest News About «Betsy Devos»:

    Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream Mexicos president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump MORE (D) and his wife Jill Biden tore into Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosHouse chairman blasts Trumps push to reopen schools as dangerous CDC to issue more guidance on school openings amid Trump criticism The Hills Coronavirus Report: Teachers union President Randi...
    Roger Sollenberger July 9, 2020 3:22AM (UTC) Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reportedly told U.S. governors in a Tuesday conference call that the health risks surrounding the coronavirus pandemic should not deter them from reopening schools, because other activities like riding a bike or attaining enough velocity to escape the Earths atmosphere also involve taking risks. Education leaders need to examine real data and weigh risk, DeVos was quoted as saying. Risk is involved in everything we do, from learning to...
    Wednesday on MSNBC, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) response to the coronavirus pandemic were part of the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers “death cult mentality.” Host Joy Reid said, “I’m going to read it to you. This is Betsy DeVos about accept accepting the risk to going back to schools in a call to governors, ‘Risk is involved in everything we do from riding a bike to riding a rocket into space...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden — the Democratic Party’s nominee for the upcoming presidential election — continues to take aim at incumbent President Donald Trump and his administration on social media. His latest target: the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who Biden condemned via Twitter on Wednesday for her lack of a background in public education. “Four years of Betsy DeVos is more than enough,” Biden tweeted. “We need a Secretary of Education who is actually a public school...
    President Donald Trump threatened to “cut off funding” to schools that don’t reopen amidst the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday. And his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is right there with him.  On Fox News Wednesday afternoon, host Neil Cavuto repeatedly pressed DeVos on the administration’s official “schools must open” policy. But she didn’t budge, dismissing the risks to not only school children but especially to teachers and their families.  “There’s nothing in the data that suggests that it would not be...
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosHigher ed leaders warn House committee of financial strain Trump says White House will pressure governors to open schools DeVos demands fully operational schools in the fall: Not a matter of if MORE said Tuesday that she is “very seriously” considering withholding federal funding from schools that don’t reopen in the fall.  We are looking at this very seriously, this is a very serious issue across the country, DeVos told Fox News host Tucker...
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the attorneys general of four other states are suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a July 1 rule that requires sharing funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act between private and public schools. Nessel called DeVos’ rule “a flagrant violation of the plain language of the [CARES] Act.” We cannot and will not sit on the sidelines while critical funding specifically allocated based on low-income status is allowed...
    (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is attempting to take pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools and divert the money to private schools, California and four other Democratic-led states argued in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Trump administration. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the lawsuit, which was joined by Maine, New Mexico, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The suit also names Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as a defendant....
    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that there is “no excuse” for public schools not to reopen in the fall. As August approaches and coronavirus cases spike in some areas, debate about how and whether to reopen schools rages across the country. While evidence suggests children are at lower risk for coronavirus, teachers’ unions and other factions tend to favor modified or distance learning, while President Donald Trump and others strongly favor reopening in-person learning....
    The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 split along ideological lines, ruled Tuesday that states cannot bar religious organizations from accessing government money available to others, a decision that Justice Sonya Sotomayor described as “perverse” but was cheered by conservatives and school choice advocates such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for a conservative majority he has recently spurned in other decisions, said that the Montana Supreme Court had discriminated against religion when it scrapped a new state program for private school scholarships. The Montana legislature had created a taxpayer-backed fund...
    Roger Sollenberger July 1, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 split along ideological lines, ruled Tuesday that states cannot bar religious organizations from accessing government money available to others, a decision that Justice Sonya Sotomayor described as perverse but was cheered by conservatives and school choice advocates such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for a conservative majority he has recently spurned in other decisions, said that the Montana Supreme Court had discriminated against religion...
    During most of the Trump administration’s tenure, the U.S. Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, has worked to limit student debt cancellation for borrowers who say they were scammed by their schools. The agency scored a win in that effort Friday, when Democrats failed to muster enough votes to override President Trump’s veto of a bill that would have overturned the Department’s approach to student debt cancellation under what’s known as the “borrower defense” rule. But that...
    Cartoon dubious rich person Betsy DeVos issued a new rule on Thursday that will require public schools to share more of the CARES Act relief funds—meant for public schools—with private schools. Specifically, DeVos’ rule will cut into the already low $13.5 billion allotted for the country’s public K-12 schools. According to NPR, the education secretary’s new rule would re-imagine the intention of the CARES Act funds to mean that public schools must pay for tutoring and transportation for private school students. This new...
    Get that money! Cartoon dubious rich person Betsy DeVos issued a new rule on Thursday that will require public schools to share more of the CARES Act relief funds—meant for public schools—with private schools. Specifically, DeVos’ rule will cut into the already low $13.5 billion allotted for the country’s public K-12 schools. According to NPR, the education secretary’s new rule would re-imagine the intention of the CARES Act funds to mean that public schools must pay for tutoring and transportation for...
    Vice President Mike Pence is just fine after reporters saw him fall down while boarding Air Force Two on Tuesday. Pence was on his way to Waukesha, Wisconsin, to take part in a school choice roundtable when he tripped and fell as he reached the top of a portable staircase leading to Air Force Two. Pence stood up and signaled a thumbs-up to the onlooking media and observers. Before departing to meet with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos,...
    Washington (CNN)The Department of Education is continuing its fight to exclude undocumented college students from receiving coronavirus relief grants despite a ruling from a federal court judge Wednesday that temporarily strikes down the agencys policy on funding eligibility. The department plans to file an appeal and fully expects to prevail, spokeswoman Angela Morabito said. The judges ruling applies only to students at California community colleges, but comes on the heels of a similar, temporary decision from a federal judge in...
    As American deaths from COVID-19 crested 100,000, the New York Times reported U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared her intention to “force” public school districts to spend a large portion of federal funds they’re receiving through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on private schools. Going beyond the traditional practice of education secretaries to issue guidance on how states should interpret federal law, she now wants to write the laws herself. Her actions are akin to the executive...
              WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing efforts; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Giroir; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general; Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix; Terry...
    Democrats are looking to tie Republicans to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: The most corrupt president in history Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE and Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosDeVos urges school districts to think creatively about reopening amid coronavirus Jill Biden promises if Bidens elected no more Betsy DeVos The Hills Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABCs “This Week — Lineup not yet released. ___ NBCs “Meet the Press” — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing efforts; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. ___ CBS “Face the Nation — Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general; Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix; Terry Shaw, president and CEO, AdventHealth; Tom Wyatt, CEO...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Lineup not yet released. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services Department official overseeing the nation’s coronavirus testing efforts; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools district. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general; Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix; Terry Shaw, president and CEO, AdventHealth; Tom Wyatt, CEO...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says white liberal leaders need to embrace real, systemic change if there’s any hope of addressing the glaring racial disparities in America’s largest cities. Additionally, she says white liberals, like herself, need to understand that police are currently doing their “dirty work.” In an op-ed published Thursday in The New York Times, Hodges said that police officers are challenged with facing the on-the-ground realities of racial and economic inequality, which are...
    President Donald Trump is doubling down on his threat to pull government funding from public schools unless they reopen in the fall despite the sharp rise in coronavirus cases nationwide. Two days after he first mentioned the idea of using federal funds as leverage to force schools to reopen, he mentioned it again on Friday. Now that we have witnessed it on a large scale basis, and firsthand, Virtual Learning has proven to be TERRIBLE compared to In School, or...
    Savannah Rychcik July 9, 2020 0 Comments House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is criticizing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for her latest claim indicating children may need to face the challenges of going back to school amid the coronavirus pandemic. During her weekly press conference on Thursday, Pelosi acknowledged it is necessary to send students back to school, but not the way DeVos is suggesting. “Secretary of education indicated that children should go to school, they have to take risks. Everybody takes...
    Education Department officials did not immediately return a request for clarity regarding DeVos comments. At the very least, DeVos seemed to be suggesting Thursday that she wanted to take federal funding from closed public schools and give it to parents to use at other educational institutions that are open, such as private schools. Of course, federal funding makes up only a fraction of school budgets — and those funds wouldnt be nearly enough to provide for full private school tuition...