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#RethinkSchool: OESE’s Midwest Back to School Tour

Department of Education - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:46
My name is Frank Brogan and I am an educator with over 40 years in public service.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Embarks on “Rethink School” Tour

Department of Education - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:46
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that she will travel to four states during this year’s “Rethink School” tour, scheduled for Oct. 3 – 5, 2018.

North Carolina Institutions Awarded Nearly $2 Million in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

Department of Education - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:42
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today nearly $2 million in supplemental funding for financially needy students in North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence. Additionally, more than $800,000 was provided for similar relief to students in South Carolina, totaling more than $2.8 million for the two states.

New Hampshire Becomes Second State to Embrace Flexibility in ESSA to Pilot Innovative Assessments

Department of Education - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:53
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that New Hampshire will be the second 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 Announces Launch of First-Ever FSA Mobile App

Department of Education - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:36
As part of its continued efforts to modernize and improve the quality of services provided by Federal Student Aid (FSA), the U.S. Department of Education this week launched its first-ever mobile application. The myStudentAid app will allow students and parents to easily and securely complete the 2019–20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) using the app's myFAFSA component.

South Carolina Institutions Awarded More Than $800,000 in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

Department of Education - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:11
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $800,000 in supplemental funding for financially needy students in South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence. Additionally, almost $2 million was provided for similar relief to students in North Carolina, totaling more than $2.8 million for the two states.

#RethinkSchool: Time to Head Back to School And Rethink Education

Department of Education - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 17:52
OSERS Deputy Assistant Secretary Kim Richey and I spent the week traveling as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s 2018 Back-to-School Tour.

U.S. Department of Education Announces 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Department of Education - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:16
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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.

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