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Secretary DeVos Announces Reconsideration of Upward Bound Applications

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department will read and score applications for the Upward Bound grant program that were deemed ineligible under technical formatting rules issued by the previous Administration. The flexibility to consider these applications was made possible by the 2017 Omnibus spending bill. After announcing the change at today’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education hearing, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement:

Opening Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

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Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of the Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. 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.

Education Budget Prioritizes Students, Empowers Parents, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

1 month ago
Today, the Trump Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which lays out a series of proposals and priorities designed to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. Through this budget, the President has reaffirmed his commitment to returning decision-making power over education back where it belongs—in the hands of parents, educators and State leaders. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement:

Secretary DeVos: America Must Transform Education to Serve the Needs of Individual Students

1 month ago
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered keynote remarks to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Secretary introduced the principles of the Trump Administration's school choice plan, urging state leaders to invest in individual students and empower parents, while outlining the Administration's intent to support state-based solutions. Key excerpts from the Secretary's speech:

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit

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Thank you, Denisha, for the kind introduction, and congratulations on your graduation! I'm so proud of you and what you've achieved, and I know we are all looking forward to seeing how you make your mark in the world! You know, it's stories like Denisha's that make me get up every day and fight for a quality education for all students. I'm inspired to see the transformational change education can make in a young person's life. Let's all give Denisha and the other students with us this evening a hand – both of congratulations and of encouragement.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Releases Amended Federal Student Loan Servicing Solicitation

1 month 1 week ago
Today, the U.S. Department of Education formally amended Phase II of the federal student loan servicing solicitation. The amendment maintains superior customer service and key borrower protections while ensuring the project stays on budget, saving taxpayers more than $130 million over the next five years. The amendment further clarifies the Department's expectations of the eventual servicer and formally lists all requirements in the solicitation. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement on the new amendment:

Staff Selfies with Secretary DeVos

1 month 1 week ago
As new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been settling in to her new job, she has been meeting ED career staff and learning about their contributions to the agency.  Several quick-fingered staffers have snapped fun, informal photos and selfies with ED’s new leader, and Inside ED has collected several of their smiling photos here.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following Bethune-Cookman University Commencement Ceremony

1 month 2 weeks ago
After today's commencement ceremony at Bethune-Cookman University, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement: "I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with and honor the graduates of Bethune-Cookman University and show my deep respect for the important legacy of Dr. Bethune. Her life's work was to help all students succeed, and it was clear today that she succeeded beyond comparison.

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University’s 2017 Spring Commencement

1 month 2 weeks ago
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered her first commencement address as Secretary to Bethune-Cookman University’s class of 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Secretary was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by B-CU president Dr. Edison O. Jackson. In her remarks, Secretary DeVos reaffirmed the Administration’s strong support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and for year-round Pell grants to help students reach their academic goals.
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