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09/18/2020   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new funding for two grant programs focused on meeting students' unique learning needs and improving student outcomes.
09/16/2020   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a new user-friendly website today that clearly shows how much money each school spends per student.  The tool will radically increase transparency as parents and local leaders seek to understand funding levels and differences between schools. States are required by the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to provide this funding information called Per Pupil Expenditure (PPE). Unfortunately, each state provides the information in different ways and places—some more transparently than others.
09/09/2020   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to protect free inquiry and religious liberty on campus by publishing the Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities final rule. The new rule will ensure that public institutions of higher education uphold fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S.
08/27/2020   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2020 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 1.75 million elementary, middle, and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments. The students come from more than 18,750 public, private, and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and American military bases abroad.
08/24/2020   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued final rules today that govern distance learning in higher education and promote educational innovation to better serve the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students.
08/21/2020   U.S. Department of Education News
WASHINGTON – Acting on President Trump's Presidential Memorandum signed August 8, 2020, Secretary DeVos directed Federal Student Aid (FSA) to extend the student loan relief to borrowers initiated in March 2020 through December 31, 2020.