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Teachers Win At The Polls; DeVos Fields Questions On The Hill

Democrats weren't satisfied with DeVos's answers at a Congressional hearing. That and more, in our weekly roundup of education news.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos answers questions by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.,(on video screen) during a House House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Source: Mark Wilson

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos fielded questions about school safety, civil rights, and for-profit colleges, among other topics, during a congressional hearing about her department's priorities.

Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., asked DeVos about the TEACH grant program, which he called a "debacle." The federal program offers teachers funds for an undergraduate or a master's degree; in return, they teach a high-need has shown thousands of teachers have had these grants converted to loans for unclear reasons.

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