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Biden’s Education Department looks to ditch accreditor of fake school

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Betsy DeVos launches investigation after USA TODAY report showed an accredited college, called Reagan National University, had no faculty or students.

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At its essence, a college accreditor ensures that the schools receiving federal financial aid dollars are providing an education to students that can lead to a good jobs that help pay those student loan bills. 

It should go without saying any college approved should exist. But the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools seemed to have missed that memo when they accredited Reagan National University, a college that appeared to lack faculty or students, a

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NJ Waives Graduation Rules, Makes Other School Changes Amid COVID

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that New Jersey will once again have to make important statewide changes to New Jersey schools as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Murphy announced during a Monday news conference that the state Department of Education will, for the second time, be waiving a graduation assessment test requirement for all New Jersey 12th graders this spring.

This is due to COVID-19 and so many students forced to learn virtually from home, he noted.

The governor also extended the time in which certified teachers can work as substitutes, as school districts across the state

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Spell out plans for 2021 school year, PKR lawmaker tells education minister as Covid-19 bites

A notice of closure is seen at the entrance of SJK (C) Yak Chee in Puchong October 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May
A notice of closure is seen at the entrance of SJK (C) Yak Chee in Puchong October 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil today urged Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin to make clear plans for the school system this year, so that students are not left behind in their studies due to the pandemic.

The Opposition lawmaker said the lack of guidelines was worrying as come January 20, over 10,000 schools would be re-opened for the new school-year, involving nearly 5 million students and 400,000 teachers.

“The

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Back to (private) school? Trump executive order empowers families amid COVID-19 pandemic, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says

In her final weeks as U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos may have found a way to send more federal money to private and religious schools during the COVID-19 pandemic – a goal that’s eluded the billionaire school choice proponent during her tenure.

According to an executive order issued Monday by President Donald Trump, low-income families without access to in-person learning in their schools could use federal funds to attend private or religious schools offering in-person classes.

Disadvantaged families could use the “emergency learning scholarships” to pay for home-schooling expenses, to join a private learning pod or to purchase special education

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Donald Trump school choice order draws praise from Betsy DeVos

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States can’t cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a 5-4 vote. (June 30)

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In her final weeks as U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos may have found a way to send more federal money to private and religious schools during the COVID-19 pandemic — a goal that’s eluded the billionaire school choice proponent during her tenure.

According to an executive order issued Monday by President Donald Trump, low-income families without access to in-person learning in their current schools could use federal funds to attend private

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