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Celebrate Trailblazing Astronaut?s Accomplishments with STEM

Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to shatter another mark, and you and your students can celebrate this historic event with some fun and educational resources that will enhance your students? knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). More Info...

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to Van Wert City Schools with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Van Wert City Schools in Van Wert, Ohio, with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. The Secretary and Ms. Weingarten toured the Early Childhood Center, elementary and high school campuses and hosted a roundtable with parents, students and local and state leaders. After the visit, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement: More Info...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Congratulates National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee

Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced Sydney Chaffee, a ninth grade humanities teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: "I congratulate Ms. Chaffee for being named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. Ms. Chaffee brings a level of enthusiasm, dedication and devotion to her classroom deserving of this national recognition. I applaud her accomplishments and continued commitment to serve her students." More Info...

President Trump to Make Special Long-Distance Call to Record-Breaking American Astronaut

President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). More Info...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on President Trump?s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined President Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy during a visit to Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the facility, the President gave remarks and signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order. After the ceremony, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement: More Info...

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Meeting with Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder to discuss the First Lady?s advocacy work in higher education, particularly on ending campus sexual assault. After the meeting, Secretary DeVos released the following statement: ?Every student deserves to learn in an environment where they are safe, and this Administration is committed to promoting a culture of safety on our nation?s campuses. More Info...

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following Meeting with Higher Education Groups

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with representatives from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. The group discussed a wide range of topics related to higher education and the importance of stakeholder engagement in the Department's policymaking. More Info...

Readout of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Meeting with Chancellor Steve Wrigley of the University of Georgia System and Georgia State Rep. Earl Ehrhart

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Steve W. Wrigley, chancellor of the University of Georgia System, and Georgia State Rep. Earl Ehrhart at the Department of Education?s LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W. The discussion touched on a broad range of higher education issues facing the state of Georgia, Georgia?s students, and its universities. More Info...

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the hiring of several senior staff members. Today?s announcement was the first official staff announcement, with additional hiring announcements expected to be made in the coming weeks. In addition to today?s announcement, the White House announced the President?s intention to nominate Carlos Muñiz as the U.S. Department of Education?s General Counsel. More Info...

Readout of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos? Meeting with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel at the Department of Education?s LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. The Secretary and Mayor had a wide ranging discussion on Chicago?s education system, rising graduation rate and the Mayor?s reform plans. The Secretary thanked the Mayor for visiting the Department and for sharing his thoughts, and issued the following statement: More Info...

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the President?s Strategy and Policy Forum Listening Session

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined fellow Cabinet members and White House senior staff in a listening session with the President?s Strategy and Policy Forum. After participating in breakout groups and remarks from the President, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement: More Info...

Memorandum from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to FSA Chief Operating Officer James Runcie Regarding Student Loan Servicer Recompete

In a letter delivered today to Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer James Runcie, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos withdrew several policy memos from former Secretary John King and former Under Secretary Ted Mitchell regarding the student loan servicing procurement process. More Info...

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the Shooting at San Bernardino's North Park Elementary

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement concerning the shooting today at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. More Info...

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statements Following Visits to Miami Elementary School and Miami Dade College

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Royal Palm Elementary with Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, where they toured the school, read to students, and spoke with teachers and administrators. Secretary DeVos then continued on to Miami Dade College, where she met with President Eduardo J. Padrón and toured the college's Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex. Following the visits, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement: More Info...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Accepts Invitation From AFT President and District to Visit School in Ohio

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after accepting an invitation to visit a school in Van Wert, Ohio: "I look forward to visiting the students, parents and educators of Van Wert. Every parent should be able to send their children to a school that meets their unique needs, and for many parents, that is a public school. I support and celebrate all great schools. "I appreciate the district and AFT (American Federation of Teachers) President Randi Weingarten extending the invitation." More Info...