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Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy Graduation

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:00
Thank you, Jason, for that kind introduction. And thank you for your leadership as our Chief Information Officer (CIO) and more broadly as a leader in developing effective approaches—like this academy—to address information security challenges. I'd also like to thank Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent and the many agency CIOs for joining us. Thank you as well SANS Technology Institute President Alan Paller and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget Margaret Weichert.

Secretary DeVos Congratulates Bob King on Senate Confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:40
Washington- Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos congratulated Bob King on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Department's Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. “We are excited to finally have Bob King confirmed by the Senate,” said Secretary DeVos. “His knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset as we continue to rethink higher education in order to better serve all students and prepare them for successful lives and careers. Congratulations, Bob!”

New Data Show Secretary DeVos' Reforms to the Office for Civil Rights are Driving Better Results for Students

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:50
WASHINGTON—The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education released new data today that show students who file civil rights complaints under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ leadership are served more efficiently and effectively than students who filed civil rights complaints during the previous administration. In fact, OCR has, on average, resolved almost double the number of civil rights complaints per year compared to the prior eight fiscal years.

Your Burning Questions about Dual Enrollment, Answered.

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 12:49
Imagine graduating from high school with a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. You may think it sounds too good to be true, but dual enrollment programs can make this a reality for many high school students. Because there are no universal federal guidelines that exist to determine how dual enrollment programs are structured, Continue Reading

Today Marks the Beginning of a New Era in Career and Technical Education

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 12:46
WASHINGTON—Today, July 1, marks the beginning of a new era in career and technical education as states begin to implement the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

Secretary DeVos Announces School Safety Grant Opportunities

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 06:38
WASHINGTON — In support of the recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety's (FCSS) final report, the U.S. Department of Education announced today it is now accepting applications for three fiscal year 2019 grant competitions that support locally tailored approaches to school safety. PROJECT PREVENT GRANT PROGRAM

Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s North Carolina State Education Leadership Conference

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 07:37
The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted at its headquarters in Washington a State Education Leadership Conference for key North Carolina education officials. This was the second in a series of meetings held by the Department to give state leaders the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with senior Department officials on a wide range of education-related topics.

Mitigating the Slippery Slide of Summer Melt

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:19
Summertime is synonymous with melting and we can all envision a delicious ice cream cone quickly melting as we hurry to eat it before it becomes a puddle. Unfortunately, there’s another kind of melt that can happen over the summer that needs our collective attention: “summer melt”. It’s a term that education professionals use to describe Continue Reading

Hard-Hit Florida School District Awarded More Than $1.25 Million for Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 08:26
Following the major devastation caused by Hurricane Michael across the Florida Panhandle, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a $1.25 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant award for Bay District Schools. According to local school officials, the funding will be used to provide students with much needed mental health services. The district plans to hire multiple social workers and one paraprofessional for each school in the Bay district.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at Tulsa Community College’s Second Chance Commencement

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 08:22
Thank you, President Leigh Goodson, for that kind introduction, and for your leadership of Tulsa Community College. Director Millicent Newton-Embry, Superintendent Jeana Ely, Warden Janet Dowling, thank you all for your hospitality. And, Chef Jeff, we look forward to hearing your story of personal redemption, growth and success. Class of 2019, many of you will soon tell similar stories. Though, you may not be able to bake a carrot souffle quite like Jeff does!

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statement on Title IX Anniversary

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 05:54
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement for tomorrow’s 47th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX:

Secretary DeVos: Final "Supplement, not Supplant" Guidance Helps Promote Effective Spending, Flexibility

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 13:41
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released final non-regulatory guidance to support school districts’ compliance with the requirement that federal funds supplement, and do not supplant, state and local funds, under section 1118 of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidance explains how ESSA changed the longstanding requirement in order to reduce administrative burden, simplify compliance, and promote effective spending.

The Honor of a Lifetime – The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:36
Each year the U.S. Department of Education joins the White House in honoring U.S. Presidential Scholars. This program– established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President –spotlights academic achievement of outstanding high school graduates and has expanded to recognize achievement in the arts and career and technical education (CTE). Since the creation of this

Secretary DeVos Rethinks Department’s Recognition of Accreditors

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:22
WASHINGTON- As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ efforts to rethink higher education, the U.S. Department of Education today released a revised Accreditation Handbook for use by accrediting agencies seeking recognition by the Department.

Suns Out, Funs Out! Summer Safety Tips for 2019

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:50
It’s finally here…the end of the school year! The summer provides many opportunities to go outside and be active in the sunshine. However, be sure to keep in mind these simple safety guidelines which can help ensure that children spend more time visiting the local park rather than the local emergency room. Keep It Covered Continue Reading

2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars Announced

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:59
Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) announced today the names of 44 students from 34 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) selected as 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition.

Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Treasury Department Regulations on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax Credits

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:13
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury released final regulations on charitable contributions and state and local tax credits: "America's families need more education freedom, not less. This week's actions demonstrate that this Administration continues to listen to students and taxpayers. One of the most important aspects of the final rules and additional guidance will be to ensure taxpayers who choose to donate to state tax-credit scholarships are not penalized.

Parent Like a Pro: Slowing the Summer Slide

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:14
Learning doesn’t have to fall by the wayside just because school is out. Use these five parent pro tips to keep your child learning and having fun over the summer months. 1.) “Summer”ize your Summer Activities After completing a fun activity with your child this summer – such as going to the zoo, park, pool, etc. Continue Reading

Secretary DeVos Advances Higher Education Reform Forged by Historic Consensus

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 06:29
WASHINGTON—As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Rethink School agenda, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the publication of proposed regulations designed to reduce the unnecessary regulatory burden associated with accreditor oversight of the nation's colleges and universities and to streamline state authorization requirements for distance education or correspondence courses.

Secretary DeVos Congratulates 2019 President’s Education Awards Program Recipients

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:16
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2019 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 2.25 million elementary, middle and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments. The students come from more than 25,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Outlying Areas—American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—and American military bases abroad.

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