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.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
DeVos Encourages Education Department Employees to Resist Biden Administration

In a speech to staff, DeVos tells career employees—who she has frequently clashed with—to "be the resistance" against the incoming Democratic administration.

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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.”

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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.

President Donald Trump listens during a "National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America's Schools," event in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump Pressures Governors to Fully Reopen Schools Even as Coronavirus Surges—Or Else

“It’s clear that our nation’s schools must fully reopen and fully operate this school year. Anything short of that robs students, not to mention taxpayers, of their future,” DeVos said during a call with governors.