Secretary DeVos Announces Reconsideration of Upward Bound Applications

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department will read and score applications for the Upward Bound grant program that were deemed ineligible under technical formatting rules issued by the previous Administration. The flexibility to consider these applications was made possible by the 2017 Omnibus spending bill. After announcing the change at today’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education hearing, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement:
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Opening Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of the Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. I look forward to talking about how we can work together to impro...
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Resignation Announcement of Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer James Runcie

James Runcie, Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid, submitted his resignation to the Department last night. His resignation is effective immediately. Matthew Sessa, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of FSA will assume Mr. Runcie’s duties until further notice.
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Education Budget Prioritizes Students, Empowers Parents, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

Today, the Trump Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which lays out a series of proposals and priorities designed to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. Through this budget, the President has reaffirmed his commitment to returning decision-making power over education back where it belongs—in the hands of parents, educators and State leaders. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement:
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Secretary DeVos: America Must Transform Education to Serve the Needs of Individual Students

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered keynote remarks to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Secretary introduced the principles of the Trump Administration's school choice plan...
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Releases Amended Federal Student Loan Servicing Solicitation

Today, the U.S. Department of Education formally amended Phase II of the federal student loan servicing solicitation. The amendment maintains superior customer service and key borrower protections while ensuring the project stays on budget, saving taxp...
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces All Spring State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that all state plans submitted for the spring deadline by 16 states and the District of Columbia under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) were found to be complete and ready for peer review.
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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following Bethune-Cookman University Commencement Ceremony

After today's commencement ceremony at Bethune-Cookman University, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement: "I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with and honor the graduates of Bethune-Cookman University and show...
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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University’s 2017 Spring Commencement

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered her first commencement address as Secretary to Bethune-Cookman University’s class of 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Secretary was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by B-CU president Dr. Edison O. Jackson. In her remarks, Secretary DeVos reaffirmed the Administration’s strong support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and for year-round Pell grants to help students reach their academic goals.
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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University’s 2017 Spring Commencement

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered her first commencement address as Secretary to Bethune-Cookman University’s class of 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Secretary was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by B-CU president Dr. Edison O. Jackson. In her remarks, Secretary DeVos reaffirmed the Administration’s strong support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and for year-round Pell grants to help students reach their academic goals.
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