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Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are set to deny funding to Connecticut schools over inclusive transgender athlete policies

According to The New York Times, Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are cutting funding to certain Connecticut schools over their participation in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The conference allows transgender student-athletes to compete with, and against, athletes who share their gender identity, a course of action Trump’s administration […]
Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are set to deny funding to Connecticut schools over inclusive transgender athlete policies
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The Education Department says universities haven’t disclosed more than $6.5 billion in foreign funding — and they’re reportedly going after Harvard and Yale

The US Department of Education has launched a probe of foreign funding to Harvard and Yale universities. An ongoing review has revealed that US universities have not disclosed $US6.5 billion in foreign investment, the Wall Street Journal reported. Foreign money goes to the wealthiest universities in the US but “does […]
The Education Department says universities haven’t disclosed more than $6.5 billion in foreign funding — and they’re reportedly going after Harvard and Yale
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9 times Trump has publicly embarrassed the people who work for him

President Donald Trump backtracked on his decision to eliminate federal government funding, putting his education Secretary Betsy DeVos in a bind. “I’ve been to the Special Olympics, I think it’s incredible and I just authorised funding,” Trump told reporters. “I heard about it this morning. I have overridden my people. […]
9 times Trump has publicly embarrassed the people who work for him
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doubles down on defending the Trump administration’s proposal to cut all funding for the Special Olympics

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos once again defended the Trump administration’s proposal to cut all federal funding to the Special Olympics. Lawmakers roundly criticised DeVos for the proposed funding cuts during a hearing on Tuesday. In a new statement on Wednesday, DeVos argued that the Special Olympics’ ability to draw […]
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doubles down on defending the Trump administration’s proposal to cut all funding for the Special Olympics
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Trump administration proposes to end all government funding for the Special Olympics, arguing that private philanthropy will pick up the bill

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ 2020 budget would ax all federal funding for the Special Olympics. DeVos told the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday that the Special Olympics was “awesome” but could do without federal funding as it’s “well-supported by the philanthropic sector.” The organisation got about 10% of its […]
Trump administration proposes to end all government funding for the Special Olympics, arguing that private philanthropy will pick up the bill
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Betsy DeVos released a proposal to overhaul Title IX that would bolster the rights for those accused of sexual misconduct

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released new guidelines for campus rules governing cases of sexual assault and harassment, which emphasised increased rights throughout the process for both the victims and the accused. The proposal narrows the definition of sexual harassment and promises presumption of innocence, cross-examination, and right to appeal to […]
Betsy DeVos released a proposal to overhaul Title IX that would bolster the rights for those accused of sexual misconduct
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Trump’s education secretary has stumbled through a series of high-profile interviews, struggling to explain her own department’s policies

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbled through a series of high-profile television interviews recently, in which she appeared unable to explain or defend several of her department’s key policies. DeVos conceded that she has never “intentionally visited” underperforming schools in her home state of Michigan, where she spent decades promoting school […]
Trump’s education secretary has stumbled through a series of high-profile interviews, struggling to explain her own department’s policies
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Trump just backed off a key proposal on gun control

The White House unveiled proposals Sunday intended to improve school safety and mental health. But officials backed off President Donald Trump’s call to raise the age limit on buying certain firearms. The proposals came weeks after 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The White House […]
Trump just backed off a key proposal on gun control
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Billionaire Betsy Devos is the richest member of Trump’s cabinet — and most of her wealth came from a company that has been called a ‘pyramid scheme’

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is one of the wealthiest members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet. The education secretary and her husband, former Amway CEO Dick DeVos, have an estimated net worth around $US1.3 billion. Their fortune partly comes from controversial multi-level marketing company Amway. The DeVos’ have been […]
Billionaire Betsy Devos is the richest member of Trump’s cabinet  —  and most of her wealth came from a company that has been called a ‘pyramid scheme’
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Inside the marriage of controversial billionaires Betsy DeVos and Amway heir Dick DeVos, who married young and ran a ‘shadow state’ in Michigan

• US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos married Amway heir Dick DeVos in 1979. • Both hailed from wealthy, powerful Michigan families, and shared similar conservative Christian values. The couple went on to become massively influential in Michigan state politics. • Forbes reported the net worth of the family – including […]
Inside the marriage of controversial billionaires Betsy DeVos and Amway heir Dick DeVos, who married young and ran a ‘shadow state’ in Michigan