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Wisconsin special education teacher restrained student who pulled a gun, wife says

Wisconsin special education teacher restrained student who pulled a gun, wife saysBrett Hart, a special education teacher in Wisconsin, is "the kind of person you want to have in a situation like that," his wife said.



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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt for violating judge's order on student loan collection

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt for violating judge's order on student loan collectionThe Department of Education had been ordered to stop collecting on federal loans of students who attended Corinthian College, which closed in 2015.



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Swing-state town hall finds voters more consumed by health care, education than Trump impeachment probe

Swing-state town hall finds voters more consumed by health care, education than Trump impeachment probeOf the 31 questions Rep. Susan Wild took from constituents during her Wednesday town hall, the topic of impeachment came up just a few times.



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The Latest: Education Department responds to ACLU letter

The Latest: Education Department responds to ACLU letterA letter sent Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union urged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to revoke a threat to cut grant funding to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies unless it revises its programs. The ACLU says the Education Department is abusing grant rules to push its own viewpoint.



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DeVos: ‘One-Size-Fits-All Approach’ to Education Won’t Do

DeVos: ‘One-Size-Fits-All Approach’ to Education Won’t DoStudents and teachers both suffer from a "one-size-fits-all approach" to education, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Friday.DeVos joined National Review's Jay Nordlinger at the National Review Institute 2019 Ideas Summit to discuss the Trump administration's progress on school choice, an issue the secretary has made her top priority."What I really want to see is that every child have a great opportunity, an equal opportunity to get a great education in K–12," DeVos said. "Far too many kids are achieving at not the levels that they could, that they're stuck in schools that don't work for them."Last month, the Education Department proposed $ 5 billion a year in federal tax credits for scholarships to private schools as well as apprenticeship and other educational programs. DeVos said the plan would not siphon money from the public-school system, which is a concern raised by critics of school choice, who worry that public schools in poor areas where students do not have the opportunity to choose another school could be crippled financially."For over 100 years we've been doing school essentially the same," DeVos said, adding that she believes there is "growing momentum" for her policies. "We need a lot more education freedom."DeVos added that part of her goal is to address the federal government's "outsized role" in childhood education and "empower states in the way that was originally intended.""I'm very much in favor of shrinking the federal role in education," she said, emphasizing that education "needs to go down to the most local level . . . the parent."As far as teachers go, DeVos said that the current top-down education system denies teachers the "autonomy and flexibility" to "be their best.""The teaching profession has become very de-professionalized over the years," she said, because teachers "don't feel respected" when they aren't allowed autonomy to decide how to teach their students.Despite the flaws DeVos still hopes to address in the education system, she said she feels "optimistic" when she meets young students and sees the "excitement in their eyes" about the future.



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College admissions scandal: Education Department launches investigation into universities

College admissions scandal: Education Department launches investigation into universitiesThe U.S. Department of Education will open a "preliminary investigation" into the colleges implicated in a massive admissions scandal.



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Christian education under attack after second lady teaches at private school

Christian education under attack after second lady teaches at private schoolConservative millennial Allie Beth Stuckey weighs in.



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Student loans totaling $150M to be forgiven by US Department of Education

Student loans totaling $  150M to be forgiven by US Department of EducationThe U.S. Department of Education plans to cancel about $ 150 million in student loan debt, which means about 15,000 borrowers will be forgiven.



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Michelle Obama revisits London school that inspired education drive

Michelle Obama revisits London school that inspired education driveMichelle Obama returned on Monday to the London girls’ school that inspired her global education initiative when she was U.S. First Lady, nine years after her first visit as part of a tour to promote her memoir. Obama urged students to believe they could do anything if they were prepared to work hard enough and called on colleges and universities to do more to attract less privileged pupils. The ethnically diverse school, which Obama visited in 2009 on her first official trip to Britain, has around 60 languages spoken among its 900 female pupils.



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Duchess of Sussex tells students in Fiji girl's education is key to development

Duchess of Sussex tells students in Fiji girl's education is key to developmentThe Duchess of Sussex told students at the the University of the South Pacific in Fiji that she was only able to attend university thanks to scholarships, financial aid programs and paid work on campus. "And it was worth every effort," she added.  In her first official address of the Royal tour in Fiji, she told the crowds that everyone has a "right" to education and that girl's education is key to "economic and social" advancement in developing countries.   Meghan also announced that two new grants would be awarded to Fiji National University and the University of South Pacific under the Association of Commonwealth Universities, allowing for workshops to "empower their female staff." She delivered her speech on the second day of a three-day visit to the island nation with her husband, Prince Harry. Video block text  



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