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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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces All Spring State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that all state plans submitted for the spring deadline by 16 states and the District of Columbia under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) were found to be complete and ready for peer review.
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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following Bethune-Cookman University Commencement Ceremony

After today's commencement ceremony at Bethune-Cookman University, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement: "I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with and honor the graduates of Bethune-Cookman University and show...
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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University’s 2017 Spring Commencement

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered her first commencement address as Secretary to Bethune-Cookman University’s class of 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Secretary was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by B-CU president Dr. Edison O. Jackson. In her remarks, Secretary DeVos reaffirmed the Administration’s strong support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and for year-round Pell grants to help students reach their academic goals.
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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University’s 2017 Spring Commencement

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered her first commencement address as Secretary to Bethune-Cookman University’s class of 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Secretary was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by B-CU president Dr. Edison O. Jackson. In her remarks, Secretary DeVos reaffirmed the Administration’s strong support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and for year-round Pell grants to help students reach their academic goals.
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Department of Education Announces Five Finalists in EdSim Challenge

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of computer simulations that strengthen career and technical education.
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National Day of Action for Education

Join CoSN, ISTE, and SETDA on May 11, 2017, for a national Day of Action to advocate for the policies that could significantly impact educators, their schools and the students they serve. What You Can Do on May 11th On May 11th, we ask that you please join educators and advocates all across the nation … Continue reading National Day of Action for Education
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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Support for HBCUs

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: "I am a strong supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the critical role they play in communities and in our higher education system. "I am happy to see the president reaffirmed this Administration’s support for HCBUs. I will continue to be an advocate for them and for programs that make higher education more accessible to all students.
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161 Students From Across the Country Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.
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U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Honorees Announced

The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 45 schools, nine districts, and ni...
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