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- Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s 2019 States & Nation Policy Summit December 5, 2019Thank you, Lisa Nelson, for that introduction and for your strong leadership of the American Legislative Exchange Council. It's good to be with so many friends and leaders shaping policy across all 50 states. For more than 30 years, state-initiated solutions to intractable issues were my primary focus—and they still are. States are where the […]
- Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at Federal Student Aid's Training Conference December 3, 2019Thank you for that introduction, Mark Brown. And let me add what a pleasure it has been having you on our team. You bring important focus, vision, and discipline to the job, and I'm so pleased to begin to see the results of your leadership. You ensure we "aim high" every day, General.
- Secretary DeVos Shares Vision for a Better, Stronger Federal Student Aid at Annual Training Conference December 3, 2019RENO, Nevada—Today, during a major speech at the annual Federal Student Aid (FSA) Conference, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a vision for a stronger, student-centered FSA. She detailed both what FSA can and is doing now, including continued enhancements to customer service through the transformative myStudentAid app, and what requires the action of […]
- Secretary DeVos Announces Grant Priority to Support Students in Economically Distressed Communities November 27, 2019WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department will prioritize funding for grant applications that support students, teachers and parents in economically-distressed communities, known as Opportunity Zones.
- Announcing the RISE Award for Classified School Employees November 22, 2019We’re excited to announce the inaugural competition of the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award to spotlight classified school employee’s outstanding contributions to quality education in the United States. Classified school employees include paraprofessionals, clerical and administrative services, transportation services, food and nutrition services, custodial and maintenance services, security services, health and student services, technical
- Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Provide Students Relevant, Actionable Information Needed to Make Personalized Education Decisions November 20, 2019WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to provide students more information than ever before as they make decisions about their postsecondary education options.
- Learning About Whole Child, Whole School Sustainability on the 2019 Green Strides Tour November 14, 2019By: Bailey Payne The state of Washington is known as a leader when it comes to sustainability. The Oct. 28-30 Green Strides Tour that I attended highlighted the many different approaches districts have taken in schools located in rural settings, small towns, and even the heart of urban Seattle. Our three-day tour began at […]
- Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the Independent Women's Forum Annual Awards Gala November 13, 2019Thank you, Heather Higgins, for that kind introduction, for your commitment to freedom, for your leadership of this great organization, and for your longtime friendship. I am deeply humbled by this award, especially because of its namesake. Barbara Olson was unlike anyone else. Her uncompromised principles, her unmistakable wit, and her unmatched drive made her […]
- Secretary DeVos Names New Members to the National Assessment Governing Board November 13, 2019WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the appointment of seven leaders from around the country to four-year terms as members of the National Assessment Governing Board. This year’s slate includes six new members and one re-appointed member. The appointees’ terms officially began on Oct. 1, 2019, and will end on Sept. 30, […]
- Who are School Psychologists? November 12, 2019By: Julie Richardson School psychologists are trained to wear many hats such as providing direct support and interventions to students, consulting with teachers, families, and other professionals, working with administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborating with community providers to coordinate needed services. School psychologists strive to meet each student where they are emotionally and academically,