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Secretary DeVos Convenes Teacher Leaders at Department of Education to Discuss Professional Development, Teacher Empowerment

Department of Education - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:41
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met yesterday with teachers from Educators for Excellence (E4E) to get their input on how the Department can help to elevate, support and honor teachers and the teaching profession.

Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue Appointed Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board

Department of Education - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 08:32
WASHINGTON—Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has been appointed to serve as chair of the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today. Perdue will be the first female chair in the 30-year history of the board, which she joined as a member in October 2017. During her time on the board, she has served on the committee on standards, design and methodology.

#RethinkSchool: Back to School Tour Observes Innovation Across the Nation

Department of Education - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:36
Throughout the months of September and October, the U.S.

High Achievement Requires High Expectations: My Family’s Story

Department of Education - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:53
Note: October is Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month.

School Principals at Work—Just as Tough as It Looks

Department of Education - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:10
Note: October is National Principals Month. We can all say “thank you” to principals everywhere by using the #ThankAPrincipal hashtag on social media.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the 4th U.S.-China State and Provincial Education Leaders Dialogue

Department of Education - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:01
China is an important partner and the U.S.-China cooperation based off of mutual respect and shared interests will help ensure the world's stability and future prosperity for decades to come. Education and workforce development has benefited from U.S.-China Dialogue and we look forward to continuing that dialogue today on career and technical education, apprenticeships and business-education partnerships.

Putting our Children First: Stopping Cyberbullying

Department of Education - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 16:15
Recently I had the honor of speaking alongside First Lady Melania Trump, federal colleagues, academics and researchers, private firms and students at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on Cyberbullying hosted at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Reflections on Where We’ve Been: A Mother and Son’s Journey with Dyslexia

Department of Education - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:32
October is Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month.

#RethinkSchool: Highlighting STEM Research and Education Programs in DE and MD

Department of Education - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:10
During the Back to School tour, Diane Auer Jones visited colleges in Delaware and Maryland to celebrate successful institutions and meet with stude

#RethinkSchool: Bringing Hopes and Dreams to Those Most in Need

Department of Education - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:14
Like moths to a light, people from all over the country gravitate to Washington, D.C.

#RethinkSchool: AZ, UT, CO, and WY Lead the Charge for English Learners

Department of Education - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:21
As a former English learner, teacher of English as a second language, administrator of migrant education, and now director of the Office of English

#RethinkSchool: Practicing STEM Education in Idaho

Department of Education - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:01
As the school year begins around the country, it is important to rethink the innovative ways we can best educate every student.

#RethinkSchool: Creating an Ecosystem of Innovative Learning

Department of Education - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 15:44
To rethink school, each of us needs to contribute to creating an ecosystem of innovative learning.

#RethinkSchool: Waking the Sleeping Giant: Regional and State Leadership to Improve HBCU Competitiveness

Department of Education - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 16:35
The 2018 National HBCU Week Conference, titled “HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities,” focused efforts o

#RethinkSchool: Creating Pathways and Closing the Skills Gap

Department of Education - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:12
During the Back to School tour, I had the pleasure of touring the National Center for Aviation Trainin

Secretary DeVos Unveils Parents' Guide to ESSA Flexibilities

Department of Education - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:51
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released a parent and guardian-friendly guide to the important flexibilities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The "Dear Parent" letter, written in plain language, was released at a roundtable with parents, students and educators in Mississippi as part of the Secretary's "Rethink School" tour. The guide is available here.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Department of Education - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:29
For more than 50 years, the George Marshall Space Flight Center has helped design and build the engines, vehicles, and space instruments that make possible what was thought impossible. And Alabama’s own U.S. Space & Rocket Center inspires young campers to embark on missions of science and discovery. For students across America, the summer break is well over. Classes and homework have resumed. Learning has resumed.

#RethinkSchool: Reconnecting with What Matters Most

Department of Education - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:13
It seems like yesterday that I began my career in higher education in a financial aid office in Upstate New York.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $4.9 Million Grant to University of California, Davis to Develop Free, Open Textbooks Program

Department of Education - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:53
To help stem the rising cost of college textbooks, the U.S. Department of Education today announced a $4.9 million grant to the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) to lead a pilot program to develop free, open textbooks in targeted subjects.