Big Deal Book, June 1, 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 Champion Creativity, Nurture Innovation, Dive into Science & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check the […]
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Data Retrieval Tool Available for Income-Driven Repayment Plan Application

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available for borrowers applying for an income-driven repayment plan. New encryption protections have been added to the Data Retrieval Tool to further protect taxpayer information. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will return Oct. 1, 2017, on the online 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
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Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement in support of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from The Paris Agreement known as the Paris climate accord: "The announcement made today by the President is one more...
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U.S. Department of Education Launches New Idea Website

Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos directed the Department to expedite the development of a new, updated and more robus...
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Additional Senior Staff Hires

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the hiring of several additional senior staff members. Kimberly Richey Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Effective: Monday, June 19 Kathleen Smith ...
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Additional Senior Staff Hires

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the hiring of two additional senior staff members to the Department. Kimberly Richey: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Educatio...
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It (Technology) Can Make a Difference, but You (Teacher) are the Difference!

Here we are at the end of another school year.  For me, it marks the end of my 37th year in education, and I still feel the excitement of the end (and of a beginning) of a school year.   My first seventeen years, I was an elementary and middle school teacher.  The last twenty years […]
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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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