"We know this crisis is putting added burden on families and the microgrants are meant to help overcome that challenge," an Education Department spokesperson told Newsweek.
The Department of Education is reportedly set to cut off over 800 rural schools after deciding to enforce a specific poverty reporting rule for the first time in close to 17 years.
On Thursday, Democratic Representative Katherine Clark slammed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the President's 2021 Education Budget Request hearing, telling DeVos that she "should resign."
The secretary's comparison is powerfully ignorant and racist. Abortion access is our liberation.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley called out the education secretary for a remark she made at a Washington, D.C. event.
Critics argue DeVos is choosing schools over students, DeVos says her regulations create a fair process for victims and taxpayers.
DeVos stood by her methodology of forgiving student loans, as Democrats claimed it showed she ignored experts' recommendations.
The House Judiciary Committee are set to vote on the articles of impeachment this morning.
One of the bill's co-sponsors claimed she tried to appeal to DeVos before filing the bill.
Illinois law does not explicitly authorize district employees to carry weapons in school, nor does it delegate the authority to make such a decision to local boards.
Where the "Trump bump" panned out for Tate Reeves in Mississippi, it ultimately flopped for Eddie Rispone, just as it did for Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky. Both candidates were the scourge of local teachers unions.
DeVos said it was "past time" for something better in education. That something better being her Education Freedom Scholarships proposal.
Warren has called for the breakup of Big Tech like Facebook; founder Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to "go to the mat" and fight if she's elected.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the cancellation of around 4,000 loans to students of for-profit colleges whose parent company shut down in 2018.
The White House lawyer provided Betsy DeVos with legal justification for ignoring a 2018 court order, prompting a judge to hold the Education Secretary in contempt of court last month.
Since leaving the Department of Education, A. Wayne Johnson has called for student loan forgiveness and criticized the department for allowing interest rates to balloon.
"Just what we need. More crappy colleges. More students who can't pay off their debt," Richard W. Painter wrote.
"Taking this rare and powerful action shows the extreme harm Betsy DeVos' actions have caused," Harvard lawyer Toby Merrill said after the hearing.
"Given that Liberty's violations are public and longstanding, we are left to conclude that the Department's failure to act is deliberate and that it is only interested in enforcing free speech policies against institutions it deems unfriendly," Reps. Levin and Raskin wrote in a letter.
On Monday, a judge told the courtroom that she wasn't sending anyone to jail yet for violating her order, but was glad to know it was an option.
The lawyer representing defrauded students told Newsweek a U.S. magistrate judge is unlikely to follow through on her threat of jail time but argued that the education secretary's actions constitute "extraordinary noncompliance."
"There have to be consequences for violation of my order sixteen thousand times," U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim said at a hearing on Monday.
Turzai says public school teachers '"don't really care about kids."
Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow's use of Donald Trump's own words was met with cheers and came as the president has continued to double down and defend his racist tweet.
Betsy DeVos is the eighth Trump administration official the House Oversight Committee found used personal email for government business.
"One of my education promises is I will not appoint anyone to be Secretary of Education who has not taught in a public school," Warren told voters in Michigan on Tuesday.
"I'll just be blunt: Betsy DeVos is the worst Secretary of Education we've seen," the campaign email read, while promising to nominate an education secretary with "real teaching experience."
When the education secretary is outside Washington, she is an advocate for reading. Once back inside the Beltway, she ducks into a backroom and champions radical cuts.
"It's important that adults have adult disagreements on adult time, and that they not ultimately hurt kids in the process,' Secretary of Education Betsy Devos said.