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The ED Games Expo Comes to the Kennedy Center

Department of Education - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:08
Did you know that game-based learning is gaining popularity in education as more young people and adults learn from games in and out of the classroom?

Secretary DeVos Announces Approval of 11 ESSA Plans

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:20
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of 11 consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "The plans approved today met the requirements of the law," said Secretary DeVos. "These plans should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which states can improve education for students." Today's approvals include Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Secretary DeVos Approves Wyoming’s ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Wyoming’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “Wyoming’s plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Wyoming can improve education for its students.”

Secretary DeVos Approves Puerto Rico's ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Puerto Rico's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “Puerto Rico’s plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Puerto Rico can improve education for its students."

Secretary DeVos Approves Washington’s ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Washington’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “Washington’s plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Washington can improve education for its students.”

Secretary DeVos Approves South Dakota's ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of South Dakota's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "South Dakota's plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it," said Secretary DeVos. "This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which South Dakota can improve education for its students."

Secretary DeVos Approves Ohio's ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Ohio's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Ohio's plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it," said Secretary DeVos. "This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Ohio can improve education for its students."

Secretary DeVos Approves Pennsylvania's ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Pennsylvania's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Pennsylvania's plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it," said Secretary DeVos. "This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Pennsylvania can improve education for its students."

Secretary DeVos Approves New York's ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of New York's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "New York's plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it," said Secretary DeVos. "This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which New York can improve education for its students."

Secretary DeVos Approves Missouri's ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Missouri's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Missouri's plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it," said Secretary DeVos. "This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Missouri can improve education for its students."

Secretary DeVos Approves Maryland's ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Maryland's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Maryland's plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it," said Secretary DeVos. "This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Maryland can improve education for its students."

Secretary DeVos Approves Wisconsin’s ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Wisconsin’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “Wisconsin’s plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Wisconsin can improve education for its students."

Secretary DeVos Approves Arkansas' ESSA State Plan

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Arkansas' consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Arkansas' plan met the requirements of the law, and so I am happy to approve it," said Secretary DeVos. "This plan should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which Arkansas can improve education for its students."

To Rebuild, Rethink and Renew

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:58
This past fall I had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, twice — first, in October, and two weeks later, in the company of Secretary DeVos.

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to the American Enterprise Institute

Department of Education - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:00
Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the American Enterprise Institute conference, "Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned," today in Washington. Thank you, Rick, for that kind introduction. Who would've thought that after we were last together on a panel in Grand Rapids a couple of years ago, I'd be here in this capacity today?

U.S. Department of Education Issues Findings in Texas Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Monitoring

Department of Education - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:14
Washington—The U.S. Department of Education (Department) released today the findings of monitoring activities relating to Texas Education Agency's (TEA) compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This comes after the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the Department initiated monitoring following reports about the significant decline in the number of children identified as children with disabilities eligible for special education and related services in Texas.

“The Spirit is There”

Department of Education - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:32
“When can I go back to school?” When that experience is disrupted, getting back to school can mean everything to students. And the adults who care for them — parents, educators and civic leaders — feel a special urgency.

Secretary DeVos Approves Minnesota and West Virginia’s State ESSA Plans

Department of Education - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:28
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Minnesota and West Virginia's consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “States continue to embrace the flexibility and power given to them under ESSA,” said Secretary DeVos. “I am pleased to approve these plans, which comply with the requirements of the law. I look forward to seeing how the states turn ideas into action to improve outcomes for all students."

ED’s School Ambassador Fellows Connect with #FellowsAtED Twitter Chats

Department of Education - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 17:59
It took me a while to feel comfortable with Twitter. I opened a personal account years ago, but I just didn’t see what all the buzz was about.

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