department of education

Feds probe USC's handling of sex harassment claims

The US Department of Education has announced a federal investigation into how the University of Southern California handled sexual harassment claims against Dr. George Tyndall, a former gynecologist at the school's student health center.

NYT: For-profit college fraud investigations scaled back under Betsy DeVos

A Department of Education team that had looked into fraud and abuse by for-profit colleges has been dismantled to the point that it has "effectively killed investigations" into institutions where top hires of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos once worked, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing current and former employees.

DeVos asks striking teachers to 'stay focused' on students

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos weighed in on the ongoing Oklahoma teachers' strike, saying she hopes "that adults would keep adult disagreements and disputes in a separate place, and serve the students that are there to be served."