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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#GoOpenVA Development of Resources Initiative

In October 2015, the US Department of Education launched #GoOpen, a campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials. Open licensed educational material is more commonly known as Open Education Resources (OER). In August 2016, a group of interested parties from across the Commonwealth of VA met informally at […]
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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:
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Superhero Summit Digital Badges

We are piloting our new digital badge program at the Superhero Summit on June 21!  Participants of the nanobug session will receive a participation badge for the work they do during the session.  Participants will then have an opportunity to earn two more badges, a reflection badge and an application badge.  We will be gathering […]
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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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Lord Fairfax Community College’s HigherEd.org Search Engine and Learning Portal = A Tool for Educators

On October 1, 2014, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) was awarded a $3.25 million TAACCCT grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop competency-based education (CBE) programs and promote the use of free and low-cost digital resources wherever possible. In conjunction with the creation of their Knowledge to Work (K2W) program (competency-based education programs […]
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Big Deal Book, June 15, 2017

VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the best in online resources for digital learning and professional development plus grant and competition opportunities and more. In this edition, you can Avoid the Summer Slide, Tap Open Resources, Engage with Robots & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure […]
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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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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction. It's great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation's families more quality options in their children's education. We each have a different story of how...
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