Two bills working their way through the Texas legislature will place limits on how schools teach issues around racism and sexism.
According to data released by the California Department of Education, overall enrollment across public schools in the state decreased by about 160,000 students in 2020-21, compared to the previous year.
"We shouldn't go back to the schools of March 2020—that's a low bar," Cardona said.
The Justice Department backed DeVos, calling demands that she testify "extraordinary, unnecessary, and unsupported."
The pair both left their posts following the recent violence at the Capitol, citing the chaos in messages announcing their departures.
Countless parents like me are working tirelessly to provide other families with quality education and a choice between schools.
"As the leader of the NEA, Eskelsen García had the opportunity to steer the organization toward equity and access for students with disabilities but failed to do so," the letter read.
Warren also blamed DeVos for worsening student debt with DeVos' slowdown of an Obama-era debt relief program.
A number of autocratic Middle Eastern regimes funneled billions of dollars of unreported funding to U.S. universities in order to promote an atmosphere sympathetic to their efforts to demonize Israel.
Josh Venable, who worked under Education Secretary Betsy Devos, published an op-ed in The Detroit News with a title that read, "As a Republican, I'm tired of Trump's division, discord, vitriol and hate."
An online tool was axed by a top department official because it reportedly would have been "too easy" for students defrauded by colleges and universities to apply for loan forgiveness.
The positivity rate among children also spiked in just over a week, according to the Florida Department of Health.
The lawsuit says the education secretary diverted $13.2 billion in coronavirus funds from economically disadvantaged public schools to K-12 private schools.
About three-quarters of Florida parents said the pandemic has affected their child's mental health.
Both President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested this week that schools that delay reopening could face federal funding cuts.
Connecticut is one of 18 states that allows trans athletes to compete without restrictions alongside other members of their shared gender identity.
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.
The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that only those in federal student aid programs can get the money.
"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."
Critics argue DeVos is choosing schools over students, DeVos says her regulations create a fair process for victims and taxpayers.
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.
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.
"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.
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.