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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...

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the Washington Policy Center

Thank you, Ami, for that introduction and for what you do to advocate for our kids and their futures. And thank all of you for the work you do to improve the lives of Evergreen Staters. You know, my job may be in a place that's called Washington, but please know that I prefer to be in this Washington. In fact, I was delighted to welcome one of your own into my family just a few years ago. A young man from Mukilteo married my daughter and he is the proud dad of one of my sweet granddaughters. More Info...

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Learning Outside from the 2017 Green Strides Tour in Georgia

I had the honor of attending the Georgia Green Strides Tour 2017 with Andrea Falken of the U.S. More Info...

ED Releases Secretary?s Proposed Priorities for Competitive Grant Programs

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the Secretary?s proposed priorities for ED?s competitive grant programs and launched the 30-day public comment period. More Info...

Hurricane Relief Update?Secretary DeVos Visits Impacted Florida Schools, Department Maintains Close Contact with Affected Area Officials

Washington — As states and territories recover and rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, the U.S. Department of Education continues to provide assistance to the impacted students, schools and institutions. On Friday Oct. 6, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited two impacted schools in southern Florida—Everglades City School in Everglades City and Pinecrest Elementary in Immokalee—to speak with students and hear directly from teachers and administrators about their communities' recovery efforts and needs. More Info...

The Path Begins: Forest Kindergarten

It?s a rainy day in Walker County, Georgia. More Info...

Student Artists and Writers Spark a Celebration of Creativity; 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Winners Exhibits Open at ED

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Understanding Teachers Make ?All the Difference? for a High School Student with Dyslexia

Note: October is Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month. A teacher can make the difference between a good day and a bad one. More Info...

2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Opened Oct. 1

The financial aid filing season officially began at 1 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 1 with the launch of the 2018?19 FAFSA® at fafsa.gov. Nearly 238,000 online applications were submitted the first day, representing an eight percent increase compared to one year ago. Most students and parents are eligible to use the IRS DRT to electronically transfer their 2016 tax return information. The tool returned Oct. 1 for the 2018?19 FAFSA with extra security and privacy protections to safeguard sensitive taxpayer data. More Info...

12 Myths About the FAFSA® Form and Applying for Financial Aid

There?s so much information available about financial aid for college or career school that it can be hard to tell the facts from fiction. More Info...

Education Secretary DeVos Announces 2017-18 School Ambassador Fellows

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the U.S. Department of Education's 2017 cohort of School Ambassador Fellows. This year's cohort includes four teachers, one principal and one counselor. More Info...

How to Fill Out the FAFSA When You Have More Than One Child in College

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U.S. Department of Education Awards $253 Million in Grants to Expand Charter Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that The Expanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Program (Charter Schools Program or CSP) has awarded new grants this week to fund the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation, totaling approximately $253 million. More Info...