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Readout of the Federal Commission on School Safety's Fourth Regional Public Listening Session

Department of Education - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:21
The Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) held a listening session on August 28, 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama. This forum provided an opportunity for members of the public to speak to the Commission about their views on how schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other local and state government agencies can improve school safety.

Secretary DeVos Announces Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education

Department of Education - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:41
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $63 million in new federal assistance for 47 institutions of higher education under the Emergency Assistance to Institutions of Higher Education program. The program provides funding to institutions and their students in areas directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, or Maria or the 2017 California wildfires.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Department of Education - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:05
Should I stay or should I go? This is the very question I’ve asked myself every year, with guilt, after successfully concluding each school year for the past seven years. The question is one that is not easy to answer because there are just too many reasons stemming from the question, “Why should I stay?” The Whys of Teaching

Secretary DeVos Visits "She Can" STEM Summer Camp

Department of Education - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 07:28
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos earlier this week visited with sixth through eighth grade girls participating in the Smithsonian's "She Can" STEM Summer Camp to highlight the exciting opportunities available in STEM fields. The camp, which was open to Washington, D.C. area girls who attend Title 1 Schools, doubled in size with support from the Department of Education. President Donald J. Trump

#RethinkSchool: “Not a Second to Waste” – A Teacher Embraces Student-Centered Education

Department of Education - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:05
Drawing on a wide-ranging teaching career at the community college level and with students attending Department of Defense Education Activity (

Join Us for Living School Grounds on the 2018 Green Strides Tour in Missouri

Department of Education - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:07
It’s my favorite time of the year again:  Green Strides Tour season!

Secretary DeVos Announces New Federal Assistance for the Education of Displaced Students

Department of Education - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 07:22
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a total of approximately $359.8 million in new federal assistance for 20 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students program (Emergency Impact Aid). The program assists with the cost of educating students displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria or the 2017 California wildfires.

U.S. Department of Education Proposes Overhaul of Gainful Employment Regulations

Department of Education - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:32
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to rescind Gainful Employment (GE) regulations in order to provide useful, transparent higher education data to students and treat all institutions of higher education fairly.

Educate Comprehensively — From Calculus to Carpentry; East Syracuse Minoa Schools’ Message at the U.S. Department of Education

Department of Education - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:22
The East Syracuse Minoa Central School District prides itself on educating the whole student — every student.  Its educators say this dedication to excellence through cross-disciplinary and inquiry-based learning forms the core of its identity and values.

Kentucky School District Awarded More Than $138,000 for Recovery Efforts Following School Shooting

Department of Education - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:39
Washington—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that Marshall County School District (MCSD) in Kentucky has been awarded a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $138,213. This grant will support the ongoing recovery efforts following the Jan. 23, 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School (MCHS) that took the lives of two students and injured 15 others.

Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Signed into Law

Department of Education - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:17
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century (Perkins V) Act  was signed into law this week and brings changes to the $1.2 billion annual federal investment in career and technical educa

Savoring the Little Moments: The U.S. Presidential Scholars Recognition Program from a Scholar’s Perspective

Department of Education - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 18:02
As one of three 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars from Hawaiʻi, it is safe to assume that my plane ticket from Honolulu to Dulles was one of the more expensive tickets reimbursed by the program. From the day the list of Presidential Scholars was released to the moment I boarded my nine-hour flight, thoughts of the National Recognition Program (NRP), held each year in the nation’s capital, felt surreal—scenes of historic national landmarks and famed politicians from both CNN and “Cory in the House” filled my mind.

Embracing Flexibility Provided by ESSA, Louisiana First to Pilot New Innovative Assessments

Department of Education - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 13:23
WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that Louisiana will be the first state to test new, innovative assessments as part of a pilot program authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Commends Passage of Perkins Act

Department of Education - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:55
WASHINGTON--U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after final passage of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act: This is an important day for America's students, workers and our economy. Congress came together to expand educational pathways and opportunities and give local communities greater flexibility in how best to prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. I look forward to seeing President Trump sign this bill into law and make yet another important investment in our future.

Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to Turning Point USA High School Leadership Summit

Department of Education - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:49
Thank you, Kyle Kashuv, for that introduction. I was so pleased to meet and visit with you some months ago. The adage of good things coming from bad situations was proven once again. I hope you know just how impressed we are by your courage and your determination to stay engaged. Many of you know Kyle, and you know what he and his classmates went through in Parkland, Florida. No student, no parent, no teacher should ever have to worry about their safety at school.

U.S. Department of Education Takes Action to Protect Student Borrowers, Hold Higher Education Institutions Accountable for Deceptive Practices

Department of Education - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 07:19
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today proposed a new package of higher education regulations aimed at protecting student borrowers, holding higher education institutions accountable for misrepresentation and fraud and providing financial protections to taxpayers by at-risk institutions. The Institutional Accountability regulations, which were published on the Department's website today, come after months of public hearings and negotiated rulemaking that engaged a wide variety of higher education stakeholders.