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Fighting Off the Wolves: ED and HHS Host Landmark Human Trafficking Prevention Event

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Additional Funding to Support Schools and Students Impacted by Hurricanes

Washington — Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $10.4 million in additional funds to assist students at more than 900 schools affected by the recent natural disasters. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program funds will be distributed to schools located in Federal Emergency Management Agency-declared major disaster areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as schools across the nation that have enrolled a significant number of students from the impacted areas. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Announces Rethink School Summits to Highlight Innovation in K-12, Higher Ed

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the Department will host two Rethink School Summits in the coming weeks—the first focused on higher education and the second on K-12. These summits will bring together education leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the country who are demonstrating student-centric models can improve student achievement. More Info...

Department Issues New Q&A on Free Appropriate Public Education following Supreme Court Decision

Washington — The U.S. Department of Education today released a question-and-answer document supporting the unanimous March 2017 U.S. Supreme Court opinion on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)-related case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District clarifying the scope of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). More Info...

Very Special Student Artists Display Vision, Imagination in VSA Exhibit at U.S. Department of Education

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Prepared Remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Foundation for Excellence in Education National Summit on Education Reform

Nashville, Tennessee - Thank you, Denisha for that very kind introduction. I am so glad Denisha has joined our team at the U.S. Department of Education. Even though she's no longer a child, it's kids like Denisha who keep me focused. They are who I fight for every day, the driving force behind all we do. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Praises Senate Action on FAFSA Simplification

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) and proposals to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The following is a statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: ?Washington has been talking about simplifying the FAFSA for years, but now is the time for action. Students and schools have demanded and truly deserve a better, simpler process. More Info...

U.S. Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Aid, Improve Customer Service

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) took an important next step in fulfilling the promise of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to transform the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Approves Michigan's State ESSA Plan

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Michigan's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Michigan's plan meets the statutory requirements. As such, I have approved it," said Secretary DeVos. "I thank the U.S. Department and Michigan Department of Education for their hard work in ensuring the plan complied with the law." More Info...

Prepared Remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Federal Student Aid's Training Conference for Financial Aid Professionals

Thank you, Wayne, for that kind introduction. And thank you for the leadership and vision you are bringing to the office of Federal Student Aid. It?s a delight to be with folks who work directly with and for students. Counseling students as they pursue their dreams is really at the core of your work. And what an incredible opportunity you have to guide them in those pursuits. More Info...

Proud to Serve Again

Each year our school hosts a Veterans Day assembly and breakfast. More Info...

Readout of Secretary DeVos' Visit to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

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. More Info...

FLOTUS, Secretary Visit Highlights Anti-Bullying Efforts

As a School Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. More Info...

Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony

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. More Info...

Longest Serving Sergeant Major of the Army to Highlight ED Veterans Day Program

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