Democratic attorneys general from Washington D.C. and 18 states, including Delaware, New York, and Hawaii, are suing the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a recent decision to freeze Obama-era regulations that protect student borrowers from predatory for-profit colleges.
The federal office that investigates universities accused of discriminating against female students—including reports that schools are intentionally ignoring or downplaying allegations of sexual violence—is poised to lose 46 full-time employees under the proposed Trump administration budget, or 8 percent of its staff.
Meet Candice Jackson, who on Wednesday became the new acting head of the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. You might remember her from when she organized that meet-and-greet between Donald Trump and Bill Clinton’s sexual assault accusers last October.
Esteemed President Donald J. Trump reportedly joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions in personally pressuring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos into a new policy that will prevent transgender high school students from using the bathrooms of their choice.
From kindergarten to my senior year, I attended public school in Wyoming, the state whose “grizzly bear school” became a flashpoint for Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearings. Because I was in the city of Cheyenne, though, my school’s greatest threat was probably ourselves, the students; I hated living there as a teen,…
Mike Pence, aged zombie Ken doll and United States vice president, declared on Sunday that he is confident education secretary pick Betsy DeVos will be confirmed. Pence indicated that he will use his tie-breaking vote to resolve the current 50-50 Senate gridlock.
Michelle Karnes, a former English professor at Stanford University, has accused administrators at the prestigious California institution of retaliating against her after she reported a formal sexual harassment complaint against Stephen Hinton, a fellow professor and former dean who’d been involved in hiring her. “I…
If you grew up in the 90s, you probably saw one of the legendary ITT Technical Institute commercials in the wee hours of the morning. Now, you’ll probably never see one again.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request concerning the Department of Education’s recent decision to include gender identity discrimination under their broader category of “sex discrimination,” which in turn allows trans people equal access to bathrooms that coincide with their gender expression.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is opening a new investigation into the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for allegedly punishing sophomore/rape survivor Landen Gambill for "intimidating" her rapist by speaking to press about the federal complaint she filed against her school.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights announced last night that it will investigate allegations that Occidental College didn't respond appropriately and effectively to multiple claims of sexual harassment and sexual violence on the Los Angeles-based campus.