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DeVos: Supreme Court Sends Clear Message that Religious Discrimination Cannot Be Tolerated

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer, holding that the government may not deny a generally available benefit on account of religious identity. After the ruling, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: More Info...

9 Myths About the FSA ID

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Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the Department's Regulatory Reform Task Force's first progress report as required by President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13777: More Info...

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

WASHINGTON?Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intent to appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Dr. Johnson is a highly regarded leader with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Ph.D. in higher education leadership. More Info...

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise of Year Round Pell and Increased Flexibility for Students

WASHINGTON?Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Year Round Pell grants will be available to students beginning July 1, 2017. This policy change will ensure hundreds of thousands of college students have the resources needed to finish their coursework in a timeframe that meets their individual needs. More Info...

John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration an Opportunity to Strengthen Civic Engagement

?Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You ? Ask What You Can Do For Your Country.? ? President John F. Kennedy, 1961 More Info...

Secretary DeVos Announces Regulatory Reset to Protect Students, Taxpayers, Higher Ed Institutions

Negotiated rulemaking committees to convene on Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment to improve regulations Currently approved BDR claims to be discharged this month, claims to continue to be processed More Info...

?What Is Education?? Elevated Thought Students Respond Via the Arts

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Secretary Betsy DeVos Prepared Remarks National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction. It's great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation's families more quality options in their children's education. We each have a different story of how we got here. Here's mine. ... More Info...

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction. It's great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation's families more quality options in their children's education. We each have a different story of how we got here. Here's mine. ... More Info...

Apprenticeship Program Helps Students Find And Fund Their Passions

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What the World Can Teach Us: International Lessons on Choice and Innovation in Education

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Opening Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray and Members of the Subcommittee:

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the Administration's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. I look forward to talking about how we can work together to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students while also refocusing the Federal role in education. Our Mission to Help Students Succeed Today's hearing is meant to focus on the numbers and mechanics of the budget, but I hope we'll all remember our goal and our shared purpose: how to best serve America's students. More Info...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Additional Senior Staff Hires

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the hiring of two additional senior staff members to the Department. Kimberly Richey: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Effective: Monday, June 19 Adam Kissel: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, Office of Postsecondary Education Effective: Monday, June 19 More Info...

Data Retrieval Tool Available for Income-Driven Repayment Plan Application

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available for borrowers applying for an income-driven repayment plan. New encryption protections have been added to the Data Retrieval Tool to further protect taxpayer information. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will return Oct. 1, 2017, on the online 2018?19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAŽ) form. More Info...