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Keeping the Cost of College Down

Department of Education - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:53
Between the high costs of tuition, living expenses, meal plans and textbooks, it is easy to see why college students are increasingly stressed about their finances. A 2015 survey  found that around 70% of college students feel stressed about their personal finances in general. As a current student at UCLA, I too have felt the financial Continue Reading

3 Ways Education Freedom Scholarships Could Support Military Families

Department of Education - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:35
April is “The Month of the Military Child,” and serves as a reminder that military children serve our country alongside their parents and face challenges that most other students don’t think about, let alone experience themselves. Each military child deserves the chance to flourish in an education environment that best leverages their unique learning style

Kentucky School District Awarded Additional Funds to Support Recovery Efforts Following Tragic School Shooting Last Year

Department of Education - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:39
Benton, Kentucky – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, alongside Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, announced today that Marshall County School District (MCSD) in Kentucky has been awarded a second Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $460,064. This grant will assist MCSD in its continued recovery efforts following the Jan. 23, 2018, shooting that took the lives of two students and injured 14 others.

U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Touts Education Freedom Scholarships, Encourages Kentucky Leaders to Further Embrace School Choice at Roundtable Discussion

Department of Education - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:21
Lexington, Kentucky—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis for a conversation on education freedom and the importance of giving every student in Kentucky the opportunity to access the education option that works best for them.

5 Things to Know When Evaluating a Financial Aid Offer

Department of Education - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:10
April is National Financial Capability Month and understanding the terms of your financial aid offer and making smart decisions about paying for college can be a good indicator of your financial capability. Many schools use the term “award letter” which can be misleading and make it sound like all the aid that is listed will Continue Reading

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at Butler Tech's Manufacturing Recognition & Signing Day

Department of Education - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:02
Thank you, Jon Graft, for that kind introduction and for your hospitality. I enjoyed visiting with you in Washington and continue to be impressed with the ways Butler Tech is rethinking education—among them the new "Fifth Day Experience." And students, I'm so pleased to join you for "Signing Day!" What an exciting and fitting way to recognize what you've accomplished. What you're doing here today is as important and notable as any other signing day. You've made your families and all of us proud. And your achievements go far beyond a fancy diploma.

Answering your Frequently Asked Questions about Second Chance Pell

Department of Education - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:38
This April, in recognition of Second Chance Month, we’re answering the most frequently asked questions about Second Chance Pell. What is Second Chance Pell? In 2016, the U.S. Department of Education created the Second Chance Pell (SCP) Experimental Sites Initiative to provide need-based Pell grants to those in state and federal prisons. This initiative examines

U.S. Department of Education Delivers on Key School Safety Report Recommendation

Department of Education - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 05:56
WASHINGTON — Acting on the recommendations of the Federal Commission on School Safety, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the release of the Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources. This guide, produced jointly by the Department's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and Office for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, provides best practices and includes resources school leaders and teachers can utilize as they work to achieve a positive school climate, lower disciplinary issues and enhance school safety.

Student Loan Forgiveness (and Other Ways the Government Can Help You Repay Your Loans)

Department of Education - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:00
Here’s a question a lot of people may be wondering… Is it really possible to have my federal student loans forgiven or to get help repaying them? The answer is: Yes! However, there are very specific eligibility requirements for each situation in which you can apply for loan forgiveness or receive help with repayment. Loan forgiveness

Secretary DeVos Applauds Consensus on Higher Education Reforms

Department of Education - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:44
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos welcomed news today that the committee debating her proposed “Accreditation and Innovation” higher education reforms reached consensus on the text of the draft rules. The package of higher education regulations is aimed at rethinking higher education to improve outcomes and accountability for students, institutions and taxpayers. The draft regulations, which will next be published for public comment, come after months of negotiated rulemaking that engaged a wide variety of higher education stakeholders.

Secretary DeVos Praises Tennessee's Work to Expand Education Freedom and Encourages Stakeholder Involvement During Education Roundtable

Department of Education - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 07:24
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in Nashville, Tennessee, today for a roundtable discussion on education freedom.

Secretary DeVos Corrects the Record on Trump Administration Support for Students with Disabilities

Department of Education - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:57
Following is a statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: "It is unacceptable, shameful and counterproductive that the media and some members of Congress have spun up falsehoods and fully misrepresented the facts. "Make no mistake: we are focused every day on raising expectations and improving outcomes for infants and toddlers, children and youth with disabilities, and are committed to confronting and addressing anything that stands in the way of their success.

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

Department of Education - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 09:01
Chairwoman DeLauro, Ranking Member Cole, and Members of the Subcommittee:Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s fiscal year 2020 budget.