Readout of Secretary DeVos’ Visit to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts.
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Department of Education Withdraws Outdated Subregulatory Guidance

WASHINGTON— As part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect.
By |October 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Department of Education Withdraws Outdated Subregulatory Guidance|

Secretary DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month

WASHINGTON – As part of the Department's recognition of National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today convened a roundtable of parents and advocates from the disability community to engage in a dialogue on how the Department can best serve children with disabilities.
By |October 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month|

Education Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2017 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during the National ...
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Osso VR Chosen as Winner in EdSim Challenge

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winner in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of simulations that strengthen career and technical education. The EdSim Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video ...
By |October 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Osso VR Chosen as Winner in EdSim Challenge|

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...
By |October 17th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Announces All Fall State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review|

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.
By |October 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion|

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.
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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.
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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.
By |October 3rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Opened Oct. 1|