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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Authorizes New Funding Flexibilities to Support Continued Learning During COVID-19 National Emergency

Department of Education - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 05:27
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new streamlined process for providing states funding flexibilities to best meet the needs of students and educators during the COVID-19 national emergency.

Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Underscores Need for Department of Education’s Proposed Distance Learning Rules

Department of Education - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 05:47
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed new rules today that would govern distance learning for higher education students. Although work on the proposed Distance Learning and Innovation regulation started more than a year ago, the COVID-19 National Emergency underscores the need for reform and for all educational institutions to have a robust capacity to teach remotely.

Secretary DeVos Announces New Federal Deadline Flexibility for Career and Technical Education Leaders, Allowing Them to Focus on Serving Students During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Department of Education - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 04:48
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today new flexibilities for career and technical education (CTE) leaders who are required to submit their local CTE plan for FY 2020-2023 under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) by April 15, 2020.  

Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders

Department of Education - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:12
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, along with several senior Department officials, held a conference call today with higher education leaders to provide an update on the Trump Administration’s whole-of-government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency. The Secretary began the call by welcoming the participants, including state higher education executive officers, college and university presidents, accreditors, and leaders of national higher education organizations, and thanking them for their continued work on behalf of students.

Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the White House Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefing

Department of Education - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 04:10
Let me start by saying thank you, Mr. President, for your clear-eyed leadership during these challenging times for our country and for the world. The bold actions you have taken are making a significant difference. That’s certainly true for America’s students and teachers. Most of them are experiencing unprecedented disruptions in learning and in their lives. I want each of them to know that President Trump and his Administration are taking decisive action to keep them safe and healthy so they can continue learning.

U.S. Department of Education Holds Penn State Accountable for its Failure to Protect Students from Sexual Misconduct, Requires Major Overhaul of Title IX Procedures Following Compliance Review

Department of Education - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:59
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is requiring major changes at Pennsylvania State University after finding that the school failed to protect students and address their complaints of sexual abuse in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The prior administration failed to resolve the investigation, which opened in early 2014. 

Readout of Vice President Pence and Secretary DeVos’ Conference Call with Education Stakeholders

Department of Education - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:53
WASHINGTON – Today, Vice President of the United States Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos held a conference call with leaders of several national K-12 education organizations to answer their questions and to provide an update on what the Department of Education has done so far to support students, parents, and educators during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Vice President and Secretary began the call with opening remarks and provided an update on the following topics:

Secretary DeVos Directs FSA to Stop Wage Garnishment, Collections Actions for Student Loan Borrowers, Will Refund More Than $1.8 Billion to Students, Families

Department of Education - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 08:20
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that, due to the COVID-19 national emergency, the Department will halt collection actions and wage garnishments to provide additional assistance to borrowers. This flexibility will last for a period of at least 60 days from March 13, 2020.

Urging States to Continue Educating Students with Disabilities, Secretary DeVos Publishes New Resource on Accessibility and Distance Learning Options

Department of Education - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 15:32
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department has released new information clarifying that federal law should not be used to prevent schools from offering distance learning opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities.

Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 Conference Call with K-12 Stakeholders

Department of Education - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:30
The U.S. Department of Education and other federal partners held a conference call today with K-12 education leaders to discuss the Administration's whole-of-government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Prepared Remarks to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Department of Education - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 14:02
Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray, and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. While we are discussing a budget, it's important to remember that, as it's been said, "the size of the federal budget is not an appropriate barometer of social conscience." Federal government spending does not determine everything that's important to us, nor is it the only solution when we encounter challenges and opportunities. Instead, "We the People" overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

Secretary DeVos Launches Innovative Pilot at Four Universities for Students to Access Financial Aid Refunds

Department of Education - Fri, 02/28/2020 - 13:12
WASHINGTON — Federal Student Aid launched today the myFSApay program pilot for students at Jackson State University, Purdue University, the University of California-Riverside, and the University of Georgia. This innovative pilot will allow students at the participating schools to choose to receive their financial aid refunds—after expenses such as tuition, fees, and room and board are paid—on a prepaid card with a linked online account accessible through the myStudentAid mobile app.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Department of Education - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:59
Chairwoman DeLauro, Ranking Member Cole, and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. While we are discussing a budget, it's important to remember that Federal government spending does not determine everything that's important to us, nor is it the only solution when we encounter challenges and opportunities. Instead, "We the People" overcome challenges and seize opportunities.

Secretary DeVos Requires Sweeping Changes at USC After Title IX Investigation Finds University Failed for Years to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse

Department of Education - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:39
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will require the University of Southern California (USC) to make sweeping changes to its Title IX procedures after finding that the school failed to protect students from Dr. George Tyndall, formerly employed as a gynecologist at the school's student health center, since as far back as 1989.

Secretary DeVos Announces New Civil Rights Initiative to Combat Sexual Assault in K-12 Public Schools

Department of Education - Wed, 02/26/2020 - 07:41
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new Title IX enforcement initiative, led by the Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), to combat the troubling rise of sexual assault in K-12 public schools. This initiative will enhance OCR's enforcement of Title IX in both elementary and secondary public schools and strengthen the ability of schools to respond to all incidents of sexual harassment and assault.

Federal Student Aid Delivers on Secretary DeVos' Promise to Modernize, Personalize Customer Experience

Department of Education - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 07:36
WASHINGTON — Delivering on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' promise to modernize and personalize customer experience with federal student aid, the Education Department announced today transformative upgrades to StudentAid.gov. The updated website now features new tools, which provide students with detailed information about the grants and loans they have received and guide them to a personalized recommendation for a loan repayment plan.

Secretary DeVos Expands Earn and Learn Opportunities for Students at 190 Schools through Federal Work-Study Reform Initiative

Department of Education - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:22
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the creation of a new initiative that allows more students to gain on-the-job experience with employers in their field of study as part of their Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. The initiative, known as an experimental site, expands FWS opportunities for students at 190 institutions.

SchoolSafety.gov Launches to Help Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Law Enforcement Prepare for Threats

Department of Education - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:22
WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration today launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: SchoolSafety.gov. This website is a one-stop-shop of resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents, and law enforcement to use to prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools. President Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe.

President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education

Department of Education - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:58
WASHINGTON — The President released today his budget request for the U.S. Department of Education for the 2021 fiscal year. This transformative, student-first budget prioritizes improving student achievement, reducing the outsized Federal role in education, and returning control over education decisions to whom it belongs—State and local leaders, teachers, parents, and students.

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