Secretary DeVos Visits Texas and Louisiana as Department of Education Continues to Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Houston — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today joined President Trump, FEMA Administrator Brock Long and members of the Cabinet in Texas and Louisiana to visit with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The group toured the Hurricane Harvey Relief Center and met with members of the Texas and Louisiana congressional delegations to learn more about how best to assist those on the frontlines of the recovery effort.
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Secretary DeVos Approves North Dakota’s ESSA Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of North Dakota's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "North Dakota's plan meets the law's requirements, so I am glad to announce its approval," said Secretary DeVos. "I want to thank Superintendent Baesler, Governor Burgum and all other stakeholders who helped craft a plan to improve education for North Dakota students."
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Secretary DeVos Praises Expansion of Educational Opportunities for Illinois Students and Families

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement:
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Secretary DeVos Praises Expansion of Educational Opportunities for Illinois Students and Families

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement:
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Secretary DeVos Approves Maine and Vermont’s ESSA Plans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Maine and Vermont's consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Both Maine and Vermont's plans were found to comply with the law, so I am happy to approve them," said Secretary DeVos. "I want to thank the chief state school officers, governors and all other stakeholders who helped craft these plans that will help their students succeed."
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U.S. Department of Education Expands Focus on Enforcement and Consumer Protections for Students, Parents and Borrowers

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a stronger approach to how Federal Student Aid (FSA) enforces compliance by institutions participating in the Federal student aid programs by creating stronger consumer protections for students, ...
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Secretary DeVos Approves District of Columbia, Illinois, Oregon and Tennessee’s ESSA Plans

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of the District of Columbia, Illinois, Oregon and Tennessee consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "As more and more state plans come ...
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Readout of Secretary DeVos’ Meeting with Florida Education Leaders

WHAT: Meeting between the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Reverend Dr. RB Holmes and K-12 and HBCU Leaders WHEN: Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 11:45 – 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Bethel Family Life Center 406 N Bronough Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
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We Need Your Session for VSTE 2017!

Our annual conference is just a little over three months away, and anyone who has attended this event in past years can tell you to expect three packed days of learning, interaction, and fun. But that experience doesn’t happen by itself and the conference committee is now gearing up to put all the arrangements in […]
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Education Department Activates Emergency Response Contact Center

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education today activated its emergency response contact center in response to the devastating impacts of Hurricane Harvey. The Department’s K-12 and Higher Education stakeholders who are seeking informational resources as well as those seeking relief from Department-based administrative requirements should contact the Department toll free at 1-844-348-4082 or by email at HarveyRelief@ed.gov.
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