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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

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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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Still Ripe after 100 Years; ED Panel Discusses the Constitution and World War I

To comply with the law that requires all schools that receive federal funding and all federal agen More Info...

A Day in the Life of a Principal

The principal?s day is a reflection of many complex interactions such as: More Info...

Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) National Conference and Expo

Thank you, Victoria for that kind introduction. I am so energized to be here with all of you to celebrate your 90th National Convention and Expo! What a remarkable milestone: nearly a century of bringing Future Farmers of America and guests together to share ideas, compete in events, take part in leadership workshops and network with peers. I see that we have participants from all across our great country. I want to say a special hello to the students from my home state of Michigan, and also to those from this great hosting state?home to our Vice President, Mike Pence! More Info...

Department of Education Withdraws Outdated Subregulatory Guidance

WASHINGTON? As part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect. More Info...

A Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: Joseph Cali

Note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month

WASHINGTON ? As part of the Department's recognition of National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today convened a roundtable of parents and advocates from the disability community to engage in a dialogue on how the Department can best serve children with disabilities. More Info...

Education Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2017 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Nov. 6, in Washington, DC. More Info...

Osso VR Chosen as Winner in EdSim Challenge

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winner in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of simulations that strengthen career and technical education. The EdSim Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for a globally competitive workforce and spur an ecosystem of virtual and augmented reality technology in education. More Info...

Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: George (Burt) Petley

Note: In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), a St More Info...

Secretary DeVos Announces All Fall State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that all consolidated state plans submitted by 34 states and Puerto Rico under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the fall deadline were found to be complete and ready for peer review. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the announcement of new members to the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. More Info...