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DeVos Rejects Part-Time Reopening for Schools Amid Pandemic

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Anything less, she says, would fail stud...
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History, Geography Scores Dip on Nation’s Report Card

The latest Nation’s Report Card shows eighth-graders' scores in U.S. history and geography declining since 2014, results Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday called “stark and inexcusable.” Civics scores on the 2018 assessments were the same as in th...
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Trump Backs Off Proposal to Cut Special Olympics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was backing off a budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course after his administration weathered days of critici...