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Sustainable School Successes in the “Show-Me” State

Department of Education - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:53
Imagine asking a group of urban students how they upcycle. I assumed I would get answers such as, ‘We keep scrap paper and use it for other projects’ or ’We reuse cardboard paper towel inserts for various projects in our classes’. However, after participating in this year’s “Living School Grounds” 2018 Green Strides Tour in St. Louis, Missouri and seeing the innovative efforts of nine unique schools, I have a new understanding of what it means to be green.

Secretary DeVos: Proposed Title IX Rule Provides Clarity for Schools, Support for Survivors, and Due Process Rights for All

Department of Education - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:28
WASHINGTON — Continuing its efforts to ensure equal access to education free from discrimination, today the U.S. Department of Education released its proposal on improving schools' responses to sexual harassment and assault.

#RethinkSchool: Military Family Finds Homeschooling to be Just the Right Fit

Department of Education - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:46
When asked to share their thoughts on the benefits of school choice and their homeschool experience, this military family did what they do every da

National Apprenticeship Week: The Time to Rethink Apprenticeships is Now

Department of Education - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:28
In June of 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order titled, “Expanding Apprenticeships in America.” This order called for the creation of a special Task Force to identify strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships in the United States. To meet this challenge, Department of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta brought together representatives from companies, labor unions, trade associations, educational institutions and public agencies.

DeVos: Filling Out the FAFSA® Is Now Easier Than Ever Before

Department of Education - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:10
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today joined Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) at Sevier County High School to show students and local guidance counselors how to use the newly launched myStudentAid mobile app. 

School Principals at Work—Sage Advice for New Principals

Department of Education - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 17:11
Principals lead schools in preparing students for successful lives.  They are expected to be leaders and guide administrators through vision, instructional leadership, data analysis and planning.  It seems pretty clear and defined, right?  Yet, most often, if you ask veteran principals if they were prepared to become a principal, they will say “I thought I was until I found myself sitting in that chair.”  That answer doesn’t mean they weren’t adequately trained and didn’t have sufficient teaching experiences or internships.  It simply means comprehending the significance and complexity of t

Identifying and Addressing Leaks in the STEM Education Pipeline

Department of Education - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 16:23
Students need a strong foundation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math, including computer science) education to be prepared for the caree

#RethinkSchool: Challenging Journey Empowers Student to Dream Big

Department of Education - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:52
When it came time for Miami resident Lily Suquet and her son Ethan to determine which middle school Ethan would attend, they decided to shop around

U.S. Department of Education Fulfills Administration Promise to Invest $200 Million in STEM Education

Department of Education - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 07:52
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has not only fulfilled but surpassed President Trump's directive to invest $200 million in high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), including computer science, education. In total, the Department obligated $279 million in STEM discretionary grant funds in Fiscal Year 2018.

Secretary DeVos Releases Guide to Help Families Understand School Report Cards Required by ESSA

Department of Education - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:16
WASHINGTON – Building on her commitment to empower parents and guardians with relevant, transparent information on their local schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today a resource guide to understanding state and local report cards required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Secretary DeVos Convenes Teacher Leaders at Department of Education to Discuss Professional Development, Teacher Empowerment

Department of Education - Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:41
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met yesterday with teachers from Educators for Excellence (E4E) to get their input on how the Department can help to elevate, support and honor teachers and the teaching profession.

Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue Appointed Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board

Department of Education - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 08:32
WASHINGTON—Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has been appointed to serve as chair of the National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today. Perdue will be the first female chair in the 30-year history of the board, which she joined as a member in October 2017. During her time on the board, she has served on the committee on standards, design and methodology.

#RethinkSchool: Back to School Tour Observes Innovation Across the Nation

Department of Education - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:36
Throughout the months of September and October, the U.S.

High Achievement Requires High Expectations: My Family’s Story

Department of Education - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 15:53
Note: October is Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month.

School Principals at Work—Just as Tough as It Looks

Department of Education - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:10
Note: October is National Principals Month. We can all say “thank you” to principals everywhere by using the #ThankAPrincipal hashtag on social media.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the 4th U.S.-China State and Provincial Education Leaders Dialogue

Department of Education - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:01
China is an important partner and the U.S.-China cooperation based off of mutual respect and shared interests will help ensure the world's stability and future prosperity for decades to come. Education and workforce development has benefited from U.S.-China Dialogue and we look forward to continuing that dialogue today on career and technical education, apprenticeships and business-education partnerships.

Putting our Children First: Stopping Cyberbullying

Department of Education - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 16:15
Recently I had the honor of speaking alongside First Lady Melania Trump, federal colleagues, academics and researchers, private firms and students at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit on Cyberbullying hosted at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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