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My Art Is a Reflection of My Story: National PTA Reflections Student Arts Showcase at ED

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President's Budget Expands Education Freedom, Protects Vulnerable Students

WASHINGTON ? The U.S. Department of Education today released the Administration's budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. The budget builds upon President Donald J. Trump's commitment to expand education freedom for all families and return power to local leaders. More Info...

Why You Should Celebrate National School Counseling Week

It just figures that National School Counseling Week starts the day after the Super Bowl. The country gorges on guacamole-covered chicken wings on Sunday, and when America?s most misunderstood group of educators asks for three nacho chips and a high five on Monday, the country is too tired to party. More Info...

Educator Self-Care Is Social Emotional Learning

Note: February 5-9, 2018 is National School Counseling Week. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new flexibility for school districts to create equitable, student-centered funding systems under a pilot program authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "This is a great opportunity for local district leaders to put students first," said Secretary DeVos. "Instead of relying on complex federal rules to allocate funds, local leaders can use this flexibility to match funds—local, State or Federal—to the needs of students." More Info...

Secretary DeVos Convenes Higher Education Summit: Innovation Blends Technology and the Personal Touch

?We need to question everything; to look for ways in which we can improve, and embrace the imperative of change. More Info...

U.S. Department of Education Personnel Announcement

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Department of Education announced today one new hire and additional personnel announcements: More Info...

Statement from Secretary DeVos on President Trump's State of the Union Address

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement at the conclusion of President Donald J. Trump's first State of the Union address: "America must do better to prepare our students for success in the 21st century economy. I join the President in calling on Congress to act in the best interest of students and expand access to more education pathways." More Info...

Secretary DeVos Convenes K-12 Summit: Innovation Starts with a Focus on the Learner

?There are a number of challenges and opportunities facing American students,? said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. ?And Washington, D.C. More Info...

U.S. Department of Education Launches New English Learner Data Story

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new interactive web page dedicated to data on English Learner students (ELs). More Info...

National #SchoolChoice Week 2018: Recognizing the Diverse Career Goals And Academic Needs of Students

January 21-27, 2018 is National School Choice Week! President Donald J. More Info...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Regarding Michigan State University

The U.S. Department of Education today issued the following statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos regarding recent events at Michigan State University. "My heart breaks for the survivors of Larry Nassar's disgusting crimes. What happened at Michigan State is abhorrent. It cannot ever happen again ? there or anywhere. Students must be safe and protected on our nation's campuses. The Department is investigating this matter and will hold MSU accountable for any violations of federal law." More Info...

Secretary DeVos Forms New Strategy and Transformation Office at FSA

As work continues to improve customer service and overall operations of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the formation of a Strategy and Transformation unit to improve the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families. Secretary DeVos asked A. Wayne Johnson to lead the Office of Strategy and Transformation. James Manning will lead FSA as Acting Chief Operating Officer. More Info...

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Thank you, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, for that kind introduction. And thank you for your leadership on the Conference's Jobs, Education and Workforce committee. I'm honored to be here today with this group of city leaders and I know each of your communities is deeply interested in the work you do here and what we'll discuss today. Yours are perhaps the most hands-on jobs in public service. You serve people directly? when the snow needs plowing, the garbage needs collecting or the lights need fixing, you are the first line of contact. More Info...

Kent Talbert Joins Department of Education as Senior Policy Advisor

WASHINGTON?U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the appointment of Kent D. Talbert as Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary. Mr. Talbert has been delegated the duties of the Deputy Secretary pending the confirmation of General Mick Zais by the U.S. Senate. More Info...