department of education

Ohio State University faces federal investigation

The US Department of Education has opened an investigation into The Ohio State University's handling of former students' allegations of sexual misconduct by a school doctor, according to the university.

Obama education secretary slams moves on affirmative action

Former Education Secretary John King Jr. expressed dismay that the Trump administration is "going backwards on civil rights issues" following the rollback of Obama-era policies on the use of race to promote diversity in higher education.

Feds probe USC's handling of sex harassment claims

The US Department of Education has announced a federal investigation into how the University of Southern California handled sexual harassment claims against Dr. George Tyndall, a former gynecologist at the school's student health center.

NYT: For-profit college fraud investigations scaled back under Betsy DeVos

A Department of Education team that had looked into fraud and abuse by for-profit colleges has been dismantled to the point that it has "effectively killed investigations" into institutions where top hires of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once worked, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing current and former employees.

DeVos asks striking teachers to 'stay focused' on students

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos weighed in on the ongoing Oklahoma teachers' strike, saying she hopes "that adults would keep adult disagreements and disputes in a separate place, and serve the students that are there to be served."

Congress blocks DeVos agenda in spending bill

Some significant proposals championed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump were rejected in the $1.3 trillion spending bill that's making its way through Congress.

Who is Erik Prince?

Erik Prince, the latest Trump associate in the spotlight of the Russia investigations, wears many hats.

DeVos defends sexual assault guidance

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday defended the guidance her agency issued last fall providing instruction to campuses on how to handle sexual assault complaints.