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.
By |June 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise of Year Round Pell and Increased Flexibility for Students|

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 […]
By |June 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Lord Fairfax Community College’s HigherEd.org Search Engine and Learning Portal = A Tool for Educators|

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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Joe Freddoso to Keynote Leading Ed Forum 2017

The VSTE CoSN Council and the Virginia Department of Education are pleased to welcome Joe Fredosso, USAC consultant and co-founder and COO of Mighty River, as a 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 […]
By |June 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Joe Freddoso to Keynote Leading Ed Forum 2017|

Proposed TSIP Revision

A committee of The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE), with the support of the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Technology and Virtual Learning, is drafting new Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP). If approved, these standards will update the original 1998 standards and represent the base level skills that every educator must meet […]
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Opening Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray and Members of the Subcommittee:

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the Administration's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. I look forward to talking about how we can work together to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students while also refocusing the F...
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Leveling Up Student Learning with a Global Inventors Course

This year, we tried something completely new at Oak Grove Elementary in Roanoke County. Fifth graders have just finished working with Global partners in Nicaragua, Argentina, and Honduras through a Global Inventors course run by Level Up Village--and what an adventure it was.  In this course, students exchanged video messages with their partners and collaborated […]
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