Florida's plan to use COVID-19 relief funding to provide $1,000 bonuses to nearly 180,000 educators could be at risk, after the Biden administration warned the proposal falls outside of the scope of how the money is supposed to be used.
The planned change went into effect on July 1, and would make it easier for college students to apply for federal grants that support teachers.
"The students of Puerto Rico have suffered enough," U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said. "It's time to get back to school safely and quickly."
"We need to make sure we are supporting all students in our schools," Education Secretary Miguel Cardona told the New York Times.
"Our action today will give thousands of borrowers a fresh start and the relief they deserve," Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement.
American history has great flaws, and the brutal inhumanity of slavery is its worst, but the American story is driven by its principles—not its imperfections.
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.