Readout of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Meeting with Chancellor Steve Wrigley of the University of Georgia System and Georgia State Rep. Earl Ehrhart

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Steve W. Wrigley, chancellor of the University of Georgia System, and Georgia State Rep. Earl Ehrhart at the Department of Education’s LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W. The discussion touched on a broad range of higher education issues facing the state of Georgia, Georgia’s students, and its universities.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the hiring of several senior staff members. Today’s announcement was the first official staff announcement, with additional hiring announcements expected to be made in the coming weeks. In addition to today’s announcement, the White House announced the President’s intention to nominate Carlos Muñiz as the U.S. Department of Education’s General Counsel.
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Readout of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Meeting with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel at the Department of Education’s LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W. The Secretary and Mayor had a wide ranging discussion on Chicago’s education system, rising graduation rate and the Mayor’s reform plans. The Secretary thanked the Mayor for visiting the Department and for sharing his thoughts, and issued the following statement:
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Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the President’s Strategy and Policy Forum Listening Session

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined fellow Cabinet members and White House senior staff in a listening session with the President’s Strategy and Policy Forum. After participating in breakout groups and remarks from the President, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:
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Memorandum from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to FSA Chief Operating Officer James Runcie Regarding Student Loan Servicer Recompete

In a letter delivered today to Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer James Runcie, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos withdrew several policy memos from former Secretary John King and former Under Secretary Ted Mitchell regarding the stud...
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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the Shooting at San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement concerning the shooting today at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California.
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April is ISTE Advocacy Month

April is ISTE Advocacy Month and this year your support in advancing our advocacy efforts is more important than ever. ISTE’s advocacy work over the last several years is under attack. Our work on E-Rate, the Lifeline program and educational technology funding via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is at stake with the new … Continue reading April is ISTE Advocacy Month
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The Word Change (Quick, Find the Exit!)

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Board Member Josh Long  provides ideas for implementing personalized learning.  Changing the way we teach is a difficult task. Asking anyone to change something they have been doing for a long … Continue reading The Word Change (Quick, Find the Exit!)
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Board of Director Candidates for 2017

Seven candidates are running for five open seats on the Board of Directors. Click on the photos below to review their candidate information. Ballot can be accessed in the Members' area of the VSTE website. VSTE members of good standing since March 31, 2017, are eligible to vote for up to five candidates. When you … Continue reading Board of Director Candidates for 2017
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Michael Speidel, M.Ed.

Michael Speidel, M.Ed. Instructional Designer Loudoun County Public Schools     Educational Leadership Experience As a leader and manager I am seen as an innovator. I establish 21st Century vision of the classroom and determine where teachers and instruction need to be and establish practices to facilitate the change process. This is not a passive process. … Continue reading Michael Speidel, M.Ed.
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