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08/17/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos earlier this week visited with sixth through eighth grade girls participating in the Smithsonian's "She Can" STEM Summer Camp to highlight the exciting opportunities available in STEM fields. The camp, which was open to Washington, D.C. area girls who attend Title 1 Schools, doubled in size with support from the Department of Education. President Donald J. Trump
08/14/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a total of approximately $359.8 million in new federal assistance for 20 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students program (Emergency Impact Aid). The program assists with the cost of educating students displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria or the 2017 California wildfires.
08/13/2018   Washington State Education News
New rules, formally adopted on July 30 by OSPI, encourage schools to use best practices when addressing student behavior—which should decrease the use of suspensions and expulsions
08/10/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to rescind Gainful Employment (GE) regulations in order to provide useful, transparent higher education data to students and treat all institutions of higher education fairly.
08/03/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
Washington—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that Marshall County School District (MCSD) in Kentucky has been awarded a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $138,213. This grant will support the ongoing recovery efforts following the Jan. 23, 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School (MCHS) that took the lives of two students and injured 15 others.
07/30/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that Louisiana will be the first state to test new, innovative assessments as part of a pilot program authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
07/25/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON--U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after final passage of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act: This is an important day for America's students, workers and our economy. Congress came together to expand educational pathways and opportunities and give local communities greater flexibility in how best to prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow. I look forward to seeing President Trump sign this bill into law and make yet another important investment in our future.
07/25/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today proposed a new package of higher education regulations aimed at protecting student borrowers, holding higher education institutions accountable for misrepresentation and fraud and providing financial protections to taxpayers by at-risk institutions. The Institutional Accountability regulations, which were published on the Department's website today, come after months of public hearings and negotiated rulemaking that engaged a wide variety of higher education stakeholders.
07/19/2018   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: