Betsy Devos has been busy advancing a conservative education agenda since her confirmation earlier this year.
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From student loans to Title IX, Betsy DeVos has had a busy six months in office. But despite numerous reversals of Obama-era guidelines, little has come in the way of tangible policy.
Though many of Thomas Jefferson’s educational policies were never passed during his lifetime, they became the foundation of federal education today.
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Trump has ordered a task force to look into the federal government's role in schools. Where does this executive order fit in the country's long history of federal versus state educational policies?
Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Confirmed in a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence, Betsy DeVos will be the next secretary of education. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
The linchpin to Tesla’s proposed merger with SolarCity is the Gigafactory and whether it can lower costs and improve battery performance.
Critics don't think Tesla can sell enough home batteries to justify its acquisition of SolarCity, but what they're underestimating is the potential for innovation the Gigafactory brings.
Pause détente dans le jeu en ligne « Second Life ».
La pratique des jeux vidéo pour les plus de 65 ans possède nombre de bénéfices cognitifs, physiques et sociaux comme le montrent de récentes études sur le sujet.
Long live the king?
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It may be the world's largest beer maker, but Anheuser-Busch's days may be numbered thanks to the rapid rise of craft brewing and a little thing called disruption.
These Second Life characters could form part of a fulfilling retirement.
If game producers get better at targeting older gamers, many effects of aging - social, cognitive and physical - could be reduced.
Who’s to judge?
Research suggests some features of tax software can lead us to make more aggressive judgments when we file our returns, which could make an audit more likely.
Dormant: oil rigs in North Dakota stand idle due to a crash in global oil prices.
Cheap gas is traditionally a boost for the U.S. economy but this time the economy could be badly hurt because of the domestic drilling boom and financial bets made by the oil & gas industry.
Garment workers sew t-shirts at the American Apparel factory in downtown Los Angeles.
For the company's brand, it's crucial to figure out a way to continue making clothes on American soil.
Volkswagen’s woes will be shared by many.
The impact of Volkswagen's deceit will spread far beyond its German headquarters. Customers and suppliers will face losses just as steep or steeper.
But can you make an EV at half the price of that one?
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors wants to build an affordable, mass-market electric car. What can Tesla learn from another auto innovator – Henry Ford?
Good news for the young unemployed.
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A coalition of companies including Starbucks and Walmart plan to help 100,000 young people jumpstart their careers. It's a good start, but much more needs to be done.
What lessons are there in the beer industry?
The beer industry is a fascinating microcosm of the larger landscape of today’s business environment. Students can examine a range of questions facing businesses, through the beer industry.
Women are far more likely to receive negative or threatening comments while gaming.
Some of the harassment women face while playing video games could be due to bully tactics employed by lower status men.
Digging for dollars: an new way to view economic growth.
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Economic inequality and environmental degradation are closely linked – and stem from politicians' fixation on economic growth at all costs.