education department

Obama education secretary slams moves on affirmative action

Former Education Secretary John King Jr. expressed dismay that the Trump administration is "going backwards on civil rights issues" following the rollback of Obama-era policies on the use of race to promote diversity in higher education.

Civil rights groups sue Betsy DeVos over sexual assault policy

A group of civil rights advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Education Department and its secretary, Betsy Devos, challenging the department's move last year to roll back Obama-era guidelines on how colleges and universities should handle sexual assault and sexual violence.

Minneapolis school principal honored

A principal in the Minneapolis public schools has been honored as Minnesota's 2011 National Distinguished Principal by the U.S. Department of Education.