EDUCATION


3/27/2017 8:55pm

Trump cuts education budget, reduces accountability measures for states

The Donald Trump administration took steps to shift policy in the Department of Education this month — proposing a $9 billion cut in federal spending and increasing state autonomy over education standards.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal shifts money into school choice programs and decreases funding for need-based college scholarships.


2/6/2017 9:34pm

From left: Colin, Christopher, and Marty Long protest the nomination of Betsy DeVos for United States' Secretary of Education on January 1. 

GoFundMe page criticizes Burr and DeVos

A GoFundMe campaign criticizing Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., for his support of Betsy DeVos — President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education — has received over $6,300 in donations in five days, with the Senate voting on her confirmation Tuesday.