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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

#RethinkSchool: OESE’s Midwest Back to School Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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