Jill Biden has urged people to listen to doctors and scientists when it comes to the decision to re-open the nation's schools.
The rapper also said he was "walking" to be president when asked if he was entering the race as a spoiler candidate.
A non-profit group comprised of current and former educators, students and parents, will have a truck cruise around the streets of Washington this week with a mobile billboard that criticizes DeVos and her push to reopen schools.
The lawsuit says the education secretary diverted $13.2 billion in coronavirus funds from economically disadvantaged public schools to K-12 private schools.
As coronavirus cases soar, the odds of schools opening in the fall is low. Parents are bracing with having the kids home another few months--or longer.
"There are some people who want to keep our schools closed because they think it gives them a political advantage," Senator John Kennedy said.
About three-quarters of Florida parents said the pandemic has affected their child's mental health.
The Senate minority leader said schools need more federal funding to reopen safely when students return in the fall.
"Kids have got to get back to school," she says.
Both President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested this week that schools that delay reopening could face federal funding cuts.
The education secretary also hit out at "fearmongering" adults who were "making excuses" for not reopening schools.
The group of attorneys general said they are "standing up for students" by challenging the removal of the regulations.
A former victim of the Obama administration's on-campus Title IX policies argues that the Trump administration is right to correct course.
The legal challenge backed by four groups representing student survivors of sexual assaults claims the changes violate the Constitution.
The president of the National Education Association also called the education secretary "unqualified" for the position.
I left the Department of Education knowing that it would use the false narrative of "due process" to target survivors of sexual violence. Wednesday's changes to Title IX confirm that.
The new guidelines, which will go into effect on August 14, include changes that narrow the definition of what can be deemed sexual harassment and require in-person cross-examinations between alleged perpetrators and their accusers.
A lawsuit filed Thursday against Secretary DeVos alleges the Education Department continued taking a percentage of some loan borrowers' paychecks after the CARES Act called for a temporary stop to the practice.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos lamented the 2018 assessment of U.S. eight-graders who are struggling with the basics of U.S. History, civis, and geography.
The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that only those in federal student aid programs can get the money.
While American citizens fall under those who qualify for emergency assistance, hundreds of thousands of undocumented students will not be allowed access to the aid.
"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."
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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.