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05/18/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.
05/18/2018   Washington State Education News
Today’s students are “digital natives,” and need to be prepared to thrive in the ever-growing technology-powered world.
05/17/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.
05/17/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.
05/17/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.
05/16/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.
05/16/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.
05/16/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.”
05/16/2018   Washington State Education News
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) congratulates the four Washington schools that have been named 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools.
05/15/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.
05/15/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
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.
05/14/2018   Washington State Education News
A necklace. A teapot. A painting of Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Those and other works of student art have been featured at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The agency will host the 45th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show on May 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Building in Olympia.
05/14/2018   Washington State Education News
Nearly $1 million in grants were awarded to improve access to computer science and related educational programs in Washington state, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced today.
05/10/2018   Washington State Education News
Carla Yenko (Central Kitsap School District) was named the 2018 Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced today.
05/08/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.
05/07/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of the Alabama, Colorado and Kentucky 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."
05/03/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of South Carolina and Virginia’s consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “The state plans meet the requirements of ESSA, and I am pleased to approve them,” said Secretary DeVos. “As implementation begins, I look forward to seeing how local leaders are able to use the flexibility afforded by ESSA to innovate on behalf of their students.”
04/30/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a total of approximately $693 million in new federal assistance under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (K-12 Restart) program. The awards announced today are the first in a multi-phased process designed to provide prompt initial funding while offering subsequent opportunities for eligible States to seek additional assistance through future applications.
04/26/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for two fiscal year 2018 grant competitions that support the Presidential Memorandum on increasing access to high quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) education.
04/25/2018   Washington State Education News
Today, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released a survey that asks the public to determine how important they find additional public K-12 education investments.
04/25/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos welcomed to the Education Department today the new leaders of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Mark Schneider, director of IES, was confirmed by the Senate on March 23, 2018, and began work at the Department on Tuesday, April 24. James “Lynn” Woodworth, Commissioner of NCES, was appointed by the President on January 17, 2018, and began work at the Department in March.
04/24/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
Washington — The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). This data, which is self-reported by 17,300 public school districts and 96,400 public schools and educational programs, is collected and published biennially by OCR.