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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Names New Members to National Assessment Governing Board

Department of Education - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:35
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Five leaders from around the country have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to serve four-year terms, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today. This year's Governing Board appointees include four new members and one re-appointed member—the Board's current Vice Chair Tonya Matthews. The appointees' terms begin on Oct. 1, 2018, and end on Sept. 30, 2022.

#RethinkSchool: The Life-Changing Difference the Right School Makes

Department of Education - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:56
If you’d met Micah Ohanian before seventh grade, you’d encounter a young man who was struggling to succeed in an assigned neighborhood school, yet,

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Approves Florida's ESSA Plan

Department of Education - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 14:05
WASHINGTON —U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Florida's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

National Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Falls

Department of Education - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 08:38
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 national federal student loan cohort default rate (also referred to as the CDR) decreased by 6.1 percent compared to the FY 2014 national rate, from 11.5 percent to 10.8 percent. The FY 2015 CDR represents the lowest national cohort default rate since the three-year rate was first released in 2012.

#RethinkSchool: Choice Matters for Military-Connected Students

Department of Education - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:32
“There are so many active-duty military families today who are making decisions about how they advance within the military, or where they are going

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, Districts and Postsecondary Institutions Recognized; Green Strides Tour Announced

Department of Education - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:25
Forty-six schools and six districts were honored today at the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools ceremony for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. In addition, six colleges and universities were recognized with the Postsecondary Sustainability Award.  Representatives from honored schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions received sustainably crafted plaques in recognition of their achievements.

Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the National Constitution Center's Annual Constitution Day Celebration

Department of Education - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 08:30
PHILADELPHIA – Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to commemorate Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center's annual Constitution Day celebration in Philadelphia. Thank you, Jeffrey Rosen, for that kind introduction. I am grateful for all that you and the National Constitution Center do to increase awareness and understanding of the greatest political document in history.

#RethinkSchool: Community-Led School, Community-Wide Solutions

Department of Education - Fri, 09/14/2018 - 11:03
“North Idaho STEM Academy was created at the request of parents and the community.”

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Announces 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars

Department of Education - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:18
Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced today the names of 63 students from 54 HBCUs who have been selected as 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition.

#RethinkSchool: Florida Teacher Closes Distance to Puerto Rican Students Displaced by Hurricane Maria

Department of Education - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 13:45
The most devastating storm in Puerto Rico’s history, Hurricane Maria, blasted the island relentlessly in September 2017, destroying roads, leveling

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at Meeting of G20 Education Ministers

Department of Education - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 07:44
MENDOZA, Argentina – I appreciate the opportunity to be with all of you and to meet and learn from so many of my counterparts in education and employment from across the G20. I want to especially thank Minister Finocchiaro and his team. We are grateful for your work in planning and hosting this first-ever G20 Education Ministers Meeting. I also very much enjoyed visiting two of your impressive schools yesterday in Mendoza, UNCUYO and Infinito, and meeting some of the talented educators and the students they serve. Gracias por su hospitalidad!

#RethinkSchool: Safety and Success in a Magnet School Setting

Department of Education - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 13:22
My zoned middle school, in Orlando, FL, made local news with a tragic and terrifying story: a student was taken into the bathroom and raped.

Back to School by the Numbers: 2018

Department of Education - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:54
Across the country, hallways and classrooms are full of activity as students head back to school for the 2018–19 academic year. Each year, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiles some back-to-school facts and figures that give a snapshot of our schools and colleges for the coming year. You can see the full report on the NCES website, but here are a few “by-the-numbers” highlights. You can also click on the hyperlinks throughout the blog to see additional data on these topics.