Author: Cory Turner

Senators To DeVos On TEACH Grant Debacle: ‘Urgent That These Mistakes Are Fixed’

NPR Enlarge this image Chelsea Beck/NPR The U.S. Department of Education is in the midst of a top-to-bottom review of a troubled federal grant program for public school teachers. The effort follows reporting by NPR that found many teachers had their grants unfairly converted to loans, leaving some with more than $20,000 in debt. In recent weeks, 19 U.S. senators signed a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, citing NPR’s reporting and saying “it is urgent that these mistakes are fixed.” Now, new documents obtained by NPR reveal that a previously unreported plan to fix the program was problematic...

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Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions

NPR What a week it’s been for education news. Let’s begin NPR Ed’s weekly roundup as the week began, on Monday … DeVos talks choice in Indianapolis It was expected to be an important speech, perhaps the unveiling of President Trump’s long-awaited, $20 billion plan to expand school choice nationally. But that didn’t happen. Instead, when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos took the stage in Indianapolis at the American Federation For Children’s National Policy Summit, she talked philosophy. “It’s fitting that we’re in Indiana, one of the states that is providing real choices for families and students,” DeVos told the...

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