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From abortion care to LGBTQ rights, here's how Joe Biden is prepared to tear up Donald Trump's restrictive gender policies

President Joe Biden signs executive orders as part of the Covid-19 response at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration has already started nixing multiple Trump-era policies on gender, transgender rights, and reproductive healthcare through executive order. It's also planning to further entrench those rights into federal to show its commitment to gender equality. Some actions will take more than an executive order or require Congress to get involved. Vi...
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LAUSD board president launches reelection bid

Los Angeles Unified school board member Kelly Gonez, who made history last month by becoming the youngest woman to serve as its board president, is already looking ahead to a second term in office. Although the 32-year-old’s current term won’t be up until December 2022 and the primary election for board District 6 is still about a year-and-a-half away, she launched her reelection campaign this week, saying she wants to give herself plenty of time to talk to students, parents, educators and other...
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LAUSD board votes to sue state over school reopening proposal amid pandemic

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to sue the state over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school-reopening proposal and to seek reimbursement for millions of meals it’s been providing to the community since the coronavirus pandemic hit last March. The school board voted 7-0 in closed session on Tuesday, Jan. 12, authorizing “litigation against the state of California, state entities and public officials related to the California’s Safe Schools for All framework,” Jefferson Crain, the board’s execu...
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LAUSD says state’s COVID school-reopening plan falls short

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District officials and labor leaders are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to beef up his proposed “Safe Schools for All” reopening plan to reflect the disproportionate impact months of COVID-19-related distance learning has had on students in low income communities. Superintendent Austin Beutner was joined Monday morning by representatives of more than a half-dozen district unions to outline their concerns with the plan Newsom introduced on Dec. 30 as part of his...
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LAUSD board members not sorry to see DeVos gone as education secretary

It didn’t take long for district leaders and educators in Los Angeles Unified to respond to the news that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had resigned. “One of the worst Secretaries of Education in history,” school board President Kelly Gonez tweeted. “Finally @BetsyDeVosED does something helpful for our public schools” by resigning, tweeted Nick Melvoin, another board member. “Too little, way too late,” the local teachers union said in a Facebook post. Such were the responses late Thurs...
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Trump was deliberately 'trying to stage a coup' says his former White House national security advisor

President Trump Getty Fiona Hill, a former national security adviser appointed by President Donald Trump, said he was 'trying to stage a coup' after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. "This could have turned into a full-blown coup had he had any of those key institutions following him," Fiona Hill told the Daily Beast. Hours before a violent mob of protestors broke into the building, President Trump had told them at a rally to 'fight much harder' a...
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Trump was deliberately 'trying to stage a coup' says his former White House national security official

President Trump Getty Fiona Hill, a former national security official appointed by President Donald Trump, said he was 'trying to stage a coup' after a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. "This could have turned into a full-blown coup had he had any of those key institutions following him," Fiona Hill told the Daily Beast. Hours before a violent mob of protestors broke into the building, President Trump had told them at a rally to 'fight much harder' ...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns, citing violence at the Capitol

She is the second Cabinet member to resign after a pro-Trump mob stormed the building. DeVos told the president: “Impressionable...
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How Southern California teachers explain U.S. Capitol riot

Even as custodians and workers clean up damage left after rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, Jan. 6, there’s another mess, as teachers and other adults try to figure out how to explain the events to the country’s children. “It was hard yesterday,” said Elizabeth Ramos, choking up. She’s taught government and history at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga through the Obama and Trump presidencies. Online classes resumed Monday at the Chaffey Joint Union High School District...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns in wake of Capitol assault

DeVos is the latest Trump administration official to resign.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos becomes 2nd Cabinet secretary to resign after Capitol incident

In a resignation letter, DeVos blamed Trump for inflaming tensions in the violent assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos becomes 2nd Cabinet secretary to resign after pro-Trump riot

In a resignation letter, DeVos blamed Trump for inflaming tensions in the violent assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy.
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Ed. Secretary DeVos quits; Trump rhetoric was ‘inflection point’

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become the second Cabinet secretary to resign a day after a pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a resignation letter Thursday, DeVos blamed President Donald Trump for inflaming tensions in the violent assault on the seat of the nation’s democracy. She says, “There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me.” Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao tendered her resig...
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Betsy DeVos, education secretary, resigns

DeVos said President Donald Trump’s rhetoric’ was an "inflection point."
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Education Secretary DeVos quits, cites Trump's rhetoric

The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local):
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos To Resign After Pro-Trump Riot At Capitol

DeVos is the second Cabinet member to announce her resignation following the violent insurrection by Trump supporters.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos To Resign After Violent Insurrection At Capitol

DeVos is the second Cabinet member to announce her resignation following the riot by Trump supporters.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos To Resign After Pro-Trump Riot At Capitol: Reports

DeVos is the second Cabinet member to announce her resignation following the violent insurrection by Trump supporters.
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Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urged against student loan forgiveness in letter to Congress

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos speaks at White House coronavirus task force briefing at the Education Department in Washington Reuters Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised Congress to vote against student loan forgiveness, according to a letter obtained by CBS News and Politico. "Across-the-board forgiveness of college debts is not only unfair to most Americans, it is also the most regressive of policy proposals – rewarding the wealthiest sector of our labor force at t...
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Betsy DeVos asked her Department of Education staff to become 'the resistance' when Biden takes office

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was recorded telling Department of Education staff to become "the resistance" to the Biden administration when he becomes president in January. She made the comment during a virtual meeting with department staff, according to Politico, which obtained a recording of the meeting. "Be the res...
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DeVos urges career staff to ‘be the resistance’ as Biden takes over

“Let me leave you with this plea: Resist,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said during a virtual meeting.
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Student loan borrowers aren't expected to make payments again until the end of January 2021

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The deadline for student loan forbearance was extended until the end of January 2021, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos announced Friday. More than 40 million student loan borrowers in the US were not expected to make payments on their federal student loans as part of th...
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"Though [Betsy] DeVos has been mostly stymied... her legacy will still be far-reaching and long-lasting. This is not a result of what she made, but of what she broke..."

"... a bipartisan federal consensus around testing and charters that extended from the George H.W. Bush administration through the end of the Obama era.... In response to Ms. DeVos’s polarizing influence, moderate Democrats including President-elect Joe Biden recommitted to teachers unions and adopted more skeptical positions on school choice that were out of the question just a few years ago.... Yet Ms. DeVos has also elevated the education policy agenda of the far right, giving voice and legit...
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LA community colleges end sheriff’s contract, will explore unarmed security model

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Community College District has announced plans to seek a new security services contract after failing to reach agreement on a new contract with the sheriff’s department, which has provided services to its campuses for 19 years. District officials had negotiated with sheriff’s department representatives for five months and were not able to reach agreement for a six-month contract or long-term contract “in light of the current COVID-19 environment,” Chancellor Francis...
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Biden's Education Department Will Move Fast to Reverse DeVos' Policies

WASHINGTON -- Like most federal agencies, the Education Department followed President Donald Trump's lead in seeking to undo the legacy of his predecessor, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos diligently tore into President Barack Obama's policies.President-elect Joe Biden's administration is planning to return the favor.The contrasts in Trump-era education policy and the incoming Biden administration's agenda are stark. DeVos, a lifelong booster of private schools and longtime op...
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Betsy DeVos and Ideas

In politics, you can’t always say what you want to say. US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has learned to fight her battles with the Trump administration. Since her appointment in 2017, DeVos has worked hard for education reform in America, although she has always been a polarizing figure.   While families around the US praise her legislation on educational choice, others have criticized her policies because it gives way to public funding for private education. However, she says that’s not how i...
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We Might Be About To Find Out Who Was On Trump’s Second-Term Purge List—Even If He Loses

It now seems possible that, win or lose the election, President Trump is thinking about firing a number of top officials who have long been within his crosshairs. There have been murmuring for several weeks about who Trump might replace if he wins a second term. But as the odds that former Vice President Joe Biden will win the election steadily increase, some of that chatter has only gotten louder. Earlier Thursday, NBC News reported that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper — a top name on...
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First the UCs didn’t require SAT, and now it’s not allowed, say judges

SAN FRANCISCO — Student applicants to the University of California can’t submit their standardized test scores with their admissions as the system works to phase out the exam requirements, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. UC regents voted in May to drop the SAT and ACT test scores as admission requirements but permitted individual campuses to allow optional, voluntary submissions for 2021 and 2022. a lawsuit says the scores place low-income students, minorities and people with disabilities ...
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Judge slams DeVos for rejecting 94% of loan relief claims

Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed, according to a federal judge who is demanding justification for the “blistering pace” of denials. In a biting decision issued Monday in California, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said the department has been denying claims using template letters that are “alarmingly curt." Alsup...
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DeVos says it isn't Department of Education's job to track schools' coronavirus reopening plans

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday it is not the job of her department to track school districts’ reopening plans or the...
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