Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 President’s Education Awards Program

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2017 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 3 million elementary, middle and high school graduates for their educational accomplishments. These students represent more than 30,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas – American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands.
By |July 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 President’s Education Awards Program|

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions Recognized; 2017 Green Strides Tour Announced

Director of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy James L. Elder and Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Heming joined Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for Management Holly Ham and National Oceani...
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Secretary DeVos to Host Title IX Listening Sessions

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced she will convene a diverse group of stakeholders at the Department of Education Thursday, July 13 to discuss the impact of the Department’s Title IX sexual assault guidance on students, families and institutions.
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Secretary DeVos to Host Title IX Listening Sessions

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced she will convene a diverse group of stakeholders at the Department of Education Thursday, July 13 to discuss the impact of the Department’s Title IX sexual assault guidance on students, families and institutions.
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DeVos Presses Pause on Burdensome Gainful Employment Regulations

Continuing to deliver on her promise of a regulatory reset at the Department of Education, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department will allow additional time for institutions to comply with overly burdensome Gainful Emplo...
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DeVos: Supreme Court Sends Clear Message that Religious Discrimination Cannot Be Tolerated

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer, holding that the government may not deny a generally available benefit on account of religious identity. After the ruling, U.S. Secr...
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Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the Department's Regulatory Reform Task Force's first progress report as required by President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13777:
By |June 22nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report|

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intent to appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Dr. Johnson is a highly regarded leader with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Ph.D. in higher education leadership.
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise of Year Round Pell and Increased Flexibility for Students

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Year Round Pell grants will be available to students beginning July 1, 2017. This policy change will ensure hundreds of thousands of college students have the resources needed to finish their coursework in a timeframe that meets their individual needs.
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Secretary DeVos Announces Regulatory Reset to Protect Students, Taxpayers, Higher Ed Institutions

Negotiated rulemaking committees to convene on Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment to improve regulations Currently approved BDR claims to be discharged this month, claims to continue to be processed
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