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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Ryan Imbriale to Keynote Leading Ed Forum 2017

The VSTE CoSN Council is pleased to welcome Mr. Ryan Imbriale as the keynote speaker for the second annual Leading Ed Forum. This event, designed for school division technology and instructional leaders and presented through a partnership of VSTE and the Virginia Department of Education, will be held October 19 & 20, 2017, at Daniel … Continue reading Ryan Imbriale to Keynote Leading Ed Forum 2017
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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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VSTE Minecraft Survival Summer 2017

New to Minecraft? Interested in learning more about this game that seems to have captured your students' attention? This summer, the Virtual Environments PLN will be exploring Minecraft survival mode. The first live meeting will take place, Friday, May 26, at 6:45 EDT. The team will build a safe house. Three students from eastcoastminers.org will … Continue reading VSTE Minecraft Survival Summer 2017
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New Board Members Elected for 2017 – 2020 Term

Five candidates have been elected to the VSTE Board of Directors for the 2016-2019 term. Two are new members while one is returning for a second term. We welcome all of them to the VSTE leadership: David French, Virginia Beach City Public Schools Heather Hurley, Arlington County Public Schools Anita Harris, Cumberland County Public Schools Terry … Continue reading New Board Members Elected for 2017 – 2020 Term
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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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Big Deal Book, May 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 Get to Know the EU, Respond to Current Issues, Host a Hackathon & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this … Continue reading Big Deal Book, May 15, 2017
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