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U.S. Department of Education Announces Opportunity for Federal Student Loan Borrowers to be Reconsidered for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Washington — The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has launched a process for federal student loan borrowers to be reconsidered for loan forgiveness under a temporary expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. More Info...

Student Artists From Rose Tree Media School District Celebrated at the U.S. Department of Education

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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Below are today?s remarks as prepared for delivery. Click here to read the full written testimony submitted to Congress last week. Chairwoman Foxx, Ranking Member Scott and Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to testify today. I?m pleased to share an update on the work being done on behalf of America?s students. More Info...

U.S. Department of Education Partners with Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum to Launch "She Can" STEM Summer Camp

Washington — Continuing its efforts to emphasize the value and importance of education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the U.S. Department of Education has partnered with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum to launch the "She Can" Summer Camp. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Statement on Santa Fe High School Shooting

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement on the violent attack at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas: My heart is heavy from watching the horrific events that unfolded at Santa Fe High School today. My prayers are with each student, parent, educator and first responder impacted. Our schools must be safe and nurturing environments for learning. No student should have to experience the trauma suffered by so many today and in similar events prior. We simply cannot allow this trend to continue. More Info...

Seventh Cohort of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

On May 16th, the U.S. Department of Education named the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS), District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 46 schools, six districts, and six postsecondary institutions were honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. More Info...

Readout of Secretary DeVos? Meeting with Experts and Survivors of Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today held an informational meeting with survivors and family members impacted by the mass shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Parkland, in addition to authors of official reports following incidents of school violence. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Announces New Federal Disaster Assistance for Florida

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a total of approximately $84.5 million in new federal assistance for Florida under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (K-12 Restart) program. The award announced today is the first in a multiphase award process designed to provide prompt initial funding while offering subsequent opportunities for additional assistance through future applications. More Info...

U.S. Department of Education Launches New Website Accessibility Technical Assistance Initiative

WASHINGTON ? The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced it is launching a new technical assistance initiative to assist schools, districts, state education agencies, libraries, colleges and universities in making their websites and online programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. More Info...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Welcomes Dr. Mick Zais as Deputy Secretary

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated Dr. Mitchell (Mick) Zais of South Carolina on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Deputy Secretary of Education. More Info...

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 46 schools, six districts, and six postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. A state education official was also honored for her efforts to advance school sustainability in the state of Florida. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Approves Alaska and Iowa?s ESSA State Plans

WASHINGTON ? U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of the Alaska and Iowa consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ?I am pleased to approve these plans which comply with the requirements of the law,? said Secretary DeVos. "I encourage states to use their plans as a starting point, rather than a finish line, to improve outcomes for all students.? More Info...

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the Alfred E. Smith Foundation

Thank you, Your Eminence. I?ve long appreciated your moral leadership in the Church, in this city and in our country. Your winsome voice simply cannot be ignored. Thank you for all that you do on behalf of New York?s families. And sir, it?s always a pleasure to be with you, though, I must admit I was a bit nervous pulling up this morning. After reading the clips on the Met Gala, I was having second thoughts that I might be underdressed and perhaps I should have reached out to you earlier to see if you had something I could borrow.  More Info...

Readout of Secretary DeVos' School Visit to Manhattan High School for Girls

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today traveled to New York City, New York, to visit the Orthodox Jewish School, Manhattan High School for Girls. More Info...

Secretary DeVos Announces New Federal Disaster Assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a total of approximately $13 million in new federal assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (K-12 Restart) program. The award announced today is the first in a multiphase award process designed to provide prompt initial funding while offering subsequent opportunities for additional assistance through future applications. More Info...