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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

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WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intent to appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Dr. Johnson is a highly regarded leader with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Ph.D. in higher education leadership.

Opening Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray and Members of the Subcommittee:

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Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the Administration's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. I look forward to talking about how we can work together to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students while also refocusing the Federal role in education. Our Mission to Help Students Succeed Today's hearing is meant to focus on the numbers and mechanics of the budget, but I hope we'll all remember our goal and our shared purpose: how to best serve America's students.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Additional Senior Staff Hires

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the hiring of two additional senior staff members to the Department. Kimberly Richey: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Effective: Monday, June 19 Adam Kissel: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, Office of Postsecondary Education Effective: Monday, June 19

Data Retrieval Tool Available for Income-Driven Repayment Plan Application

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The U.S. Department of Education today announced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available for borrowers applying for an income-driven repayment plan. New encryption protections have been added to the Data Retrieval Tool to further protect taxpayer information. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will return Oct. 1, 2017, on the online 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President Trump's Decision to Withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement in support of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from The Paris Agreement known as the Paris climate accord: "The announcement made today by the President is one more example of his commitment to rolling back the unrealistic and overreaching regulatory actions by the previous Administration," said Secretary DeVos. "President Trump is making good on his promise to put America and American workers first."

U.S. Department of Education Launches New IDEA Website

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Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos directed the Department to expedite the development of a new, updated and more robust site specific to the IDEA after the Department's Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 (Legacy) site experienced a prolonged outage in February due to technical issues.
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