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Highlights from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Remarks to the Council of Chief State School Officers

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The following remarks were given today at 4:30 p.m. ET at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. "Thank you, Chris, for that kind welcome. And thank you all for the work you do on behalf of the parents and students of your state." … "I think most of us would agree that common sense doesn’t always win out in Washington. Too often, the Department of Education has gone outside of its established authority and created roadblocks – wittingly or unwittingly – for parents and educators alike.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Addressed the National Association of State Boards of Education in Washington, D.C.

3 days 4 hours ago
The following remarks were given today at 8:45 a.m. at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Thank you, Kris, for that kind welcome. And thank you all for the work you do as members of your states’ boards of education. I know you all are anticipating some discussion about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the implications for your states. But since we haven’t yet had the chance to meet, I want to begin by telling you a little bit about my background and how I got involved in education. …

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the America First Budget

1 week ago
Today, the Trump administration released the FY 2018 Budget Blueprint: A Blueprint to Make America Great Again. This blueprint meets the President’s promises to support our military, prioritize border security, veterans’ health care, and school choice, and to eliminate hundreds of redundant, overlapping or ineffective programs. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement:

Prepared Remarks by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the National Lieutenant Governors Association

1 week 1 day ago
Thank you, Chairman McKee for that kind introduction. And thank each of you for the hard work you do on behalf of your states. I'm glad to see you all made it despite the snow. I'm getting used to the weather here in Washington, but I must say, by Michigan standards, this could be considered a balmy March day! Before we delve into policy, I wanted to tell you a bit about myself. ... For me, these experiences have combined to form my views:

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks to the Council of the Great City Schools

1 week 3 days ago
Thank you, Felton, for that introduction, and thank you, Michael Casserly, for your leadership of the Council, and all of you for the work you do on behalf of kids. I want to begin by taking a moment to introduce myself—beyond the headlines and SNL skits—although it is flattering to be portrayed by Kate McKinnon, a woman younger than my oldest son.

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Palo Alto Unified School District to Ensure Prompt, Equitable Responses to Reports of Violations of Title IX

1 week 6 days ago
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Palo Alto Unified School District in Palo Alto, California after finding that the district's handling of complaints violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Readout of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Meeting with LGBTQ families, Equality Michigan, GLSEN and NCTE

2 weeks ago
What: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos meeting with members of the transgender community and LGBTQ advocacy leadersWhen: March 8, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Where: Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building Secretary's Conference Room 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with parents and students from the transgender community, as well as leaders from LGBTQ advocacy organizations.

Readout of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Meeting with Agudath Israel of America

2 weeks ago
What: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Agudath Israel of AmericaWhen: March 8, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Where: Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Secretary's Conference Room Washington, DC 20202 This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with leaders of Agudath Israel of America about her commitment to supporting all educational opportunities, the importance of IDEA and higher education.

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to St. Andrew Catholic School

2 weeks 5 days ago
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after today's visit to St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Fla.: Parents deserve the right to choose the education that is best for their child. Today's discussion at St. Andrew illustrates the transformative and positive impact of school choice. Children should not be denied the right to attend a high-quality school that allows them to pursue the American Dream.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Praises President Trump's Call to Increase Access to Quality Education for All Children

3 weeks 1 day ago
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress: Tonight, President Trump delivered on his promise to support school choice and offer students access to quality options. No child, regardless of their ZIP code or family income, should be denied access to quality education.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks at HBCU Congressional Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

3 weeks 2 days ago
Thank you, Chairman Walker for that introduction, and my sincere thanks to you and to Sen. Scott for convening this important gathering. I know you're both champions of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs] you represent, from North Carolina A&T State University to South Carolina's Claflin University. I'm also honored to join leaders of some of America's finest institutions of higher learning and want to begin by recognizing some of the senior leaders in the HBCU community, including:

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Praises Signing of Bills Encouraging Women to Join STEM Professions

3 weeks 2 days ago
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after joining President Trump for the signing of the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act and the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act: I was honored to join President Trump as he signed these important bills into law. Both bills passed Congress with strong bipartisan support and are a testament to the change we can make when we find common ground.

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Following Listening Session with Historically Black College and University Leaders

3 weeks 2 days ago
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after meeting with presidents and chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the White House: A key priority for this administration is to help develop opportunities for communities that are often the most underserved. Rather than focus solely on funding, we must be willing to make the tangible, structural reforms that will allow students to reach their full potential.

Secretary DeVos met with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

3 weeks 6 days ago
Official Readout: Secretary DeVos met with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities What: Secretary DeVos meeting with APLU MembersWhen: February 23, 2017 @ 2:00-3:00PMWhere: Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building Secretary's Conference Room 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Secretary's Conference Room Washington, DC 20202 List of Attendees Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education Presidents and Chancellors

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Prepared Remarks at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference

1 month ago
Hello! Thank you for that warm welcome. I always love the energy and enthusiasm CPAC brings together every year. I’m Betsy DeVos. You may have heard some of the “wonderful” things the mainstream media has called me lately. I, however, pride myself on being called a mother, a grandmother, a life partner, and perhaps the first person to tell Bernie Sanders to his face that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The media has had its fun with me, and that’s OK.

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

1 month ago
We have a responsibility to protect every student in America and ensure that they have the freedom to learn and thrive in a safe and trusted environment. This is not merely a federal mandate, but a moral obligation no individual, school, district or state can abdicate. At my direction, the Department's Office for Civil Rights remains committed to investigating all claims of discrimination, bullying and harassment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools.
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