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The President?s Budget: Maintaining Support for our Most Vulnerable Students

?We must never lose sight of our mission: providing each child with the chance to pursue a great education in a safe and nurturing environment.? ? Secretary Betsy DeVos, March 20, 2017   More Info...

The President?s Budget: Empowering Parents by Expanding Education Choice

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Education Budget Prioritizes Students, Empowers Parents, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

Today, the Trump Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which lays out a series of proposals and priorities designed to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. Through this budget, the President has reaffirmed his commitment to returning decision-making power over education back where it belongs?in the hands of parents, educators and State leaders. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement: More Info...

Secretary DeVos: America Must Transform Education to Serve the Needs of Individual Students

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered keynote remarks to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Secretary introduced the principles of the Trump Administration's school choice plan, urging state leaders to invest in individual students and empower parents, while outlining the Administration's intent to support state-based solutions. Key excerpts from the Secretary's speech: More Info...

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit

Thank you, Denisha, for the kind introduction, and congratulations on your graduation! I'm so proud of you and what you've achieved, and I know we are all looking forward to seeing how you make your mark in the world! You know, it's stories like Denisha's that make me get up every day and fight for a quality education for all students. I'm inspired to see the transformational change education can make in a young person's life. Let's all give Denisha and the other students with us this evening a hand ? both of congratulations and of encouragement. More Info...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Releases Amended Federal Student Loan Servicing Solicitation

Today, the U.S. Department of Education formally amended Phase II of the federal student loan servicing solicitation. The amendment maintains superior customer service and key borrower protections while ensuring the project stays on budget, saving taxpayers more than $130 million over the next five years. The amendment further clarifies the Department's expectations of the eventual servicer and formally lists all requirements in the solicitation. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement on the new amendment: More Info...

Police Week: Appreciating Our Peace Officers and the Role of Career and Technical Education

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Staff Selfies with Secretary DeVos

As new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been settling in to her new job, she has been meeting ED career staff and learning about their contributions to the agency.  Several quick-fingered staffers have snapped fun, informal photos and selfies with ED?s new leader, and Inside ED has collected several of their smiling photos here. More Info...

Important Information about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces All Spring State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that all state plans submitted for the spring deadline by 16 states and the District of Columbia under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) were found to be complete and ready for peer review. More Info...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following Bethune-Cookman University Commencement Ceremony

After today's commencement ceremony at Bethune-Cookman University, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement: "I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with and honor the graduates of Bethune-Cookman University and show my deep respect for the important legacy of Dr. Bethune. Her life's work was to help all students succeed, and it was clear today that she succeeded beyond comparison. More Info...

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University?s 2017 Spring Commencement

Thank you, Dr. Jackson, for that very kind introduction. It?s a real privilege ? and honor ? to be with you as we celebrate the Bethune-Cookman University class of 2017! Congratulations to all of you! More Info...

3 Tips for Understanding and Comparing Financial Aid Offers

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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University?s 2017 Spring Commencement

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered her first commencement address as Secretary to Bethune-Cookman University?s class of 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Secretary was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by B-CU president Dr. Edison O. Jackson. In her remarks, Secretary DeVos reaffirmed the Administration?s strong support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and for year-round Pell grants to help students reach their academic goals. More Info...

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the 2017 ASU GSV Summit

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave the following remarks to the Arizona State University + Global Silicon Valley Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah: Hello everyone, and thank you, Jeanne, for the kind welcome. It's great to be here at ASU GSV among so many of the great leaders and innovators in the education space. More Info...