Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts.
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Thank you, Blake, for that kind introduction. If you haven't yet had the privilege of meeting him, Blake is a talented senior from George Mason High School in Falls Church. From performing with Harry Connick, Jr. and Andrea Bocelli to being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall, Blake has developed quite the impressive resume in his young but promising life-long learning journey.
To comply with the law that requires all schools that receive federal funding and all federal agen
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Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) National Conference and Expo
Thank you, Victoria for that kind introduction. I am so energized to be here with all of you to celebrate your 90th National Convention and Expo! What a remarkable milestone: nearly a century of bringing Future Farmers of America and guests together to share ideas, compete in events, take part in leadership workshops and network with peers. I see that we have participants from all across our great country. I want to say a special hello to the students from my home state of Michigan, and also to those from this great hosting state—home to our Vice President, Mike Pence!
WASHINGTON— As part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect.
Note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Secretary DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month
WASHINGTON – As part of the Department's recognition of National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today convened a roundtable of parents and advocates from the disability community to engage in a dialogue on how the Department can best serve children with disabilities.
Education Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2017 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Nov. 6, in Washington, DC.
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winner in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of simulations that strengthen career and technical education. The EdSim Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for a globally competitive workforce and spur an ecosystem of virtual and augmented reality technology in education.
Note: In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), a St
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that all consolidated state plans submitted by 34 states and Puerto Rico under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the fall deadline were found to be complete and ready for peer review.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the announcement of new members to the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.
Thank you, Ami, for that introduction and for what you do to advocate for our kids and their futures. And thank all of you for the work you do to improve the lives of Evergreen Staters. You know, my job may be in a place that's called Washington, but please know that I prefer to be in this Washington. In fact, I was delighted to welcome one of your own into my family just a few years ago. A young man from Mukilteo married my daughter and he is the proud dad of one of my sweet granddaughters.
I had the honor of attending the Georgia Green Strides Tour 2017 with Andrea Falken of the U.S.
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the Secretary’s proposed priorities for ED’s competitive grant programs and launched the 30-day public comment period.
Hurricane Relief Update–Secretary DeVos Visits Impacted Florida Schools, Department Maintains Close Contact with Affected Area Officials
Washington As states and territories recover and rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, the U.S. Department of Education continues to provide assistance to the impacted students, schools and institutions. On Friday Oct. 6, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited two impacted schools in southern FloridaEverglades City School in Everglades City and Pinecrest Elementary in Immokaleeto speak with students and hear directly from teachers and administrators about their communities' recovery efforts and needs.