In recognition of National Reentry Week, today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, Maryland, to learn about the facility’s education programs. After the visit, Secretary DeVos released the following statement:
“For formerly incarcerated youth and adults whose goal is to turn their lives around, access to education has proven to be transformative.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the hiring of Liz Hill as the Education Department's press secretary.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibilities available to institutions to use for verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ®) information. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to provide additional assistance to students and families impacted by the suspension of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT).
Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to shatter another mark, and you and your students can celebrate this historic event with some fun and educational resources that will enhance your students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Van Wert City Schools in Van Wert, Ohio, with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. The Secretary and Ms. Weingarten toured the Early Childhood Center, elementary and high school campuses and hosted a roundtable with parents, students and local and state leaders. After the visit, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:
Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced Sydney Chaffee, a ninth grade humanities teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement:
"I congratulate Ms. Chaffee for being named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. Ms. Chaffee brings a level of enthusiasm, dedication and devotion to her classroom deserving of this national recognition. I applaud her accomplishments and continued commitment to serve her students."
President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined President Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy during a visit to Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the facility, the President gave remarks and signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order. After the ceremony, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder to discuss the First Lady’s advocacy work in higher education, particularly on ending campus sexual assault. After the meeting, Secretary DeVos released the following statement:
“Every student deserves to learn in an environment where they are safe, and this Administration is committed to promoting a culture of safety on our nation’s campuses.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with representatives from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. The group discussed a wide range of topics related to higher education and the importance of stakeholder engagement in the Department's policymaking.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Steve W. Wrigley, chancellor of the University of Georgia System, and Georgia State Rep. Earl Ehrhart at the Department of Education’s LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W. The discussion touched on a broad range of higher education issues facing the state of Georgia, Georgia’s students, and its universities.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the hiring of several senior staff members.
Today’s announcement was the first official staff announcement, with additional hiring announcements expected to be made in the coming weeks. In addition to today’s announcement, the White House announced the President’s intention to nominate Carlos Muñiz as the U.S. Department of Education’s General Counsel.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel at the Department of Education’s LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. The Secretary and Mayor had a wide ranging discussion on Chicago’s education system, rising graduation rate and the Mayor’s reform plans.
The Secretary thanked the Mayor for visiting the Department and for sharing his thoughts, and issued the following statement:
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined fellow Cabinet members and White House senior staff in a listening session with the President’s Strategy and Policy Forum. After participating in breakout groups and remarks from the President, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:
In a letter delivered today to Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer James Runcie, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos withdrew several policy memos from former Secretary John King and former Under Secretary Ted Mitchell regarding the student loan servicing procurement process.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement concerning the shooting today at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Royal Palm Elementary with Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, where they toured the school, read to students, and spoke with teachers and administrators. Secretary DeVos then continued on to Miami Dade College, where she met with President Eduardo J. Padrón and toured the college's Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex.
Following the visits, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement:
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after accepting an invitation to visit a school in Van Wert, Ohio:
"I look forward to visiting the students, parents and educators of Van Wert. Every parent should be able to send their children to a school that meets their unique needs, and for many parents, that is a public school. I support and celebrate all great schools.
"I appreciate the district and AFT (American Federation of Teachers) President Randi Weingarten extending the invitation."
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, First Lady Melania Trump and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan visited Excel Academy in Washington, DC. After touring the school and speaking with parents, teachers and students, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement:
"As we bring our education system into the 21st century, it is important we highlight the many types of different schools serving the varied and unique needs of individual students.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos kicked off the Month of the Military Child today, April 3, by visiting Kimberly Hampton Primary School in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She visited several classrooms, read to students, and met with school officials and with parents stationed at Fort Bragg.
Following the visit, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement:
"We have a responsibility to ensure every child has access to a quality education, especially those children whose parents dedicate their lives to the service of our country.
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