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May 20, 2018

Five Things to Watch for When Betsy DeVos Makes Rare Visit to Capitol Hill

The U.S. secretary of education will speak to lawmakers on the House education committee on Tuesday about the department's "policies and priorities."

May 17, 2018

On 'Brown v. Board of Education' Anniversary, Dems Blast Trump's Civil Rights Record

Congressional Democrats held a forum on various civil rights issues in education on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case that prohibited laws establishing segregated schools.

May 03, 2018

Civil Rights Data on School Desegregation Has Undergone Startling Changes

There are major shifts in the number of school districts reporting to the federal government that they have court desegregation orders or voluntary plans to desegregate. Experts and the Education Department couldn't explain the changes.

November 17, 2017

DeVos' Team Hears Criticisms of Obama-Era Guidance on Student Discipline

Civil rights groups and their advocates in Congress worry the meeting could serve as a prelude to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ultimately revoking the guidance.

October 27, 2017

DeVos Scraps More 'Out-of-Date' Federal Directives to Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has made a point of rolling back directives from previous administration in the name of making schools' work less costly and more efficient.

August 08, 2017

Democrats Blast Betsy DeVos for Her Department's 'Hostility' to Civil Rights

DeVos' approach to civil rights has become one of the most controversial parts of her work during her first six months on the job.

July 16, 2017

Betsy DeVos Tells a Top Critic: Obama Civil Rights Approach 'Harmed Students'

The U.S. secretary of education's handling of various civil rights issues has raised big concerns for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., top Democrat on the Senate education committee.

June 27, 2017

Dozens of Democratic Senators Express Concerns About DeVos and Civil Rights

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and 33 other Democratic senators have major concerns with the direction of the civil rights enforcement under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

June 16, 2017

Advocates: New Federal Stance on Transgender Rights Muddies the Waters

The department has instructed regional directors to focus on incidents where transgender students might have been harassed and bullied, but did not address questions about facilities access.

April 24, 2017

Advocacy Groups Urge DeVos to Rethink Approach to Civil Rights

A coalition of advocacy organizations are concerned about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' early moves with respect to civil rights, including her pick as acting head of the office for civil rights.

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