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U.S. Department of Education Delivers on Key School Safety Report Recommendation

Department of Education - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 05:56
WASHINGTON — Acting on the recommendations of the Federal Commission on School Safety, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the release of the Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources. This guide, produced jointly by the Department's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and Office for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, provides best practices and includes resources school leaders and teachers can utilize as they work to achieve a positive school climate, lower disciplinary issues and enhance school safety.

Student Loan Forgiveness (and Other Ways the Government Can Help You Repay Your Loans)

Department of Education - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:00
Here’s a question a lot of people may be wondering… Is it really possible to have my federal student loans forgiven or to get help repaying them? The answer is: Yes! However, there are very specific eligibility requirements for each situation in which you can apply for loan forgiveness or receive help with repayment. Loan forgiveness

Secretary DeVos Applauds Consensus on Higher Education Reforms

Department of Education - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:44
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos welcomed news today that the committee debating her proposed “Accreditation and Innovation” higher education reforms reached consensus on the text of the draft rules. The package of higher education regulations is aimed at rethinking higher education to improve outcomes and accountability for students, institutions and taxpayers. The draft regulations, which will next be published for public comment, come after months of negotiated rulemaking that engaged a wide variety of higher education stakeholders.

Secretary DeVos Praises Tennessee's Work to Expand Education Freedom and Encourages Stakeholder Involvement During Education Roundtable

Department of Education - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 07:24
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in Nashville, Tennessee, today for a roundtable discussion on education freedom.

Secretary DeVos Corrects the Record on Trump Administration Support for Students with Disabilities

Department of Education - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:57
Following is a statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: "It is unacceptable, shameful and counterproductive that the media and some members of Congress have spun up falsehoods and fully misrepresented the facts. "Make no mistake: we are focused every day on raising expectations and improving outcomes for infants and toddlers, children and youth with disabilities, and are committed to confronting and addressing anything that stands in the way of their success.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Department of Education - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 09:01
Chairwoman DeLauro, Ranking Member Cole, and Members of the Subcommittee:Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s fiscal year 2020 budget.

Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on President Trump's Higher Education Executive Order

Department of Education - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:24
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement today on President Trump's Executive Order on "Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities":

Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Higher Education Act Reform Principles Introduced During National Council for the American Worker Meeting

Department of Education - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:51
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the Administration's Higher Education Act reform principles released during today's meeting of the National Council for the American Worker:

U.S. Department of Education Finds ESEA Restriction on Religious Organizations Unconstitutional, Will No Longer Enforce

Department of Education - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:21
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today at the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) State Directors Annual Meeting that the Department will no longer enforce a restriction barring religious organizations from serving as contract providers of equitable services solely due to their religious affiliation.

President's Budget Expands Education Freedom, Supports Teachers, Protects Vulnerable Students

Department of Education - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 09:23
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education today released the Administration's budget request for the 2020 fiscal year. This budget reflects the Administration's continued commitment to expanding education freedom, protecting our nation's most vulnerable students, ensuring school safety and returning power over education decisions to those closest to students.

Secretary DeVos Names Mark A. Brown the New Chief Operating Officer of FSA

Department of Education - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 09:43
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today Mark A. Brown has been appointed chief operating officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA).

5 Tips to Encourage Reading at Home

Department of Education - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 13:06
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, captured the essence and importance of reading with this simple quote. Whether it is learning the art of how to read or reading to learn important information, Continue Reading

6 Things to Know about the Education Freedom Scholarships

Department of Education - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 13:00
This proposal would empower students and families to choose the best education setting for them – regardless of where they live, how much they make, and how they learn. Here are 6 things you should know about Education Freedom Scholarships: 1.) This proposal would drive a historic voluntary investment in America’s students and our future. Continue Reading

Trump Administration Unveils Plan for Historic Investment in America's Students through Education Freedom Scholarships

Department of Education - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 08:35
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, along with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), unveiled Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS), the Trump Administration's key proposal to expand and improve the education options available to students across the country. The policy will make a historic investment in America's students, injecting up to $5 billion yearly into locally controlled scholarship programs that empower students to choose the learning environment and style that best meets their unique needs.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the unveiling of the Education Freedom Scholarships proposal

Department of Education - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 07:11
Thank you, Walter Blanks, for that kind introduction. And thanks for sharing your story with us this morning. Stories like yours and Denisha Merriweather's touch my heart every time I hear them, and they keep me motivated every day. I know each of you has an inspiring story, too! You are growing up in a place and Walter and Denisha were fortunate to live in places that offer more education opportunities for students and their families. So many other students across our country aren't so lucky.

2 Years Was the Path For Me in CTE

Department of Education - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 16:13
There are many young adults who find it very difficult to identify their career passion and explore how to turn that passion into a successful career. That was me, until I discovered my high school’s Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program. This program helped me discover my passion for Culinary Arts. My culinary class was Continue Reading

How I Found My Passion Through CTE

Department of Education - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:24
It was during my freshman year of high school when I first realized that STEM was not the career pathway I wanted to pursue. While I understood the importance of a strong foundation in STEM fundamentals, my real passion was business. My story starts my freshman year of high school in Pharr, a south Texas Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Education Acts on School Safety Report Recommendation to Improve Understanding of Student Privacy Law

Department of Education - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 09:47
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on schools’ and districts’ responsibilities under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the context of school safety.

5 Ways Agricultural Education and FFA Shape Students’ Futures

Department of Education - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:53
Agricultural education and FFA have long been essential parts of our nation’s career and technical education system. It’s only fitting during National CTE Month to celebrate how FFA and agricultural education play a crucial role in defining a student’s path toward new and significant achievements. One of the best lenses to look through to see Continue Reading

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: President Right to Call for Expanded Education Freedom

Department of Education - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:38
In tonight's State of the Union Address, President Donald J. Trump reaffirmed his commitment to expanding education freedom and empowering every student with opportunities to learn where and how works best. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the President's remarks: