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DeVos says lower test scores show 'student achievement crisis'

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday blamed Washington overreach, high-paid school administrators and layers of bureaucracy for American students' lower scores on the Nation's Report Card, pointing to the scores as proof that the United States

ACLU demands DeVos back down from defunding threat

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for the Education Department to rescind its threat to revoke a university's Middle East studies program's federal funding over allegations including that its curriculum fails to address the plight of the region's Christians and Jews.

Teachers union sues Betsy DeVos over loan forgiveness program

The American Federation of Teachers union sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Thursday, alleging that the department has mismanaged a federal program that grants teachers and other public service workers loan forgiveness after they make 10 years of payments.

Betsy DeVos releases more data on student loan debt

The Education Department released new student loan data this week as part of its plan to deal with student loan debt by giving individual consumers more information about what they're likely to get for their money.

Fact-check: Erik Prince's public claims vs. the Mueller report

Erik Prince, the founder of the controversial private security firm Blackwater, makes a number of appearances in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Noted for his ties to the United Arab Emirates, Prince was a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump during the campaign and spent time around senior officials with the Trump transition team, including former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Prince is the brother of Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Trump says he will 'override' Special Olympics cuts

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told senators on Thursday morning that she was not personally involved in the decision to propose eliminating funding for the Special Olympics, but continued to defend the cut included in her department's budget.