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  • Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding by States, Grantees | site |


    Education Department says portal shows billions of dollars left unspent as many schools across the country remain closed


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: November 20, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new online portal that clearly shows if states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and institutions of higher education (IHEs) are using the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act's $31 billion Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) meant to keep learning going for students during the pandemic. The portal captures awards and expenditures reported as of Sept. 30, six months after enactment of the CARES Act. The interactive data map and other informational tools can be found at
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  • U.S. Department of Education Delivers on Trump Administrations STEM Strategy with Historic Investment

    U.S. Department of Education Delivers on Trump Administrations STEM Strategy with Historic Investment | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: November 17, 2020) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that during the last fiscal year, it has invested $578 million to support high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students through its discretionary and research grants. During a STEM education briefing, the Department reported strong progress in implementing the Administration's five-year STEM education strategy, including building on more than $819 million in STEM investments during fiscal years 2018 and 2019. "This Administration's strategic focus on STEM education will help expose America's students to new and exciting learning environments that will prepare them for in-demand, high-paying careers," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "I'm grateful to...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Opens Nominations for Second Annual Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Opens Nominations for Second Annual Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award| site |


    (November 9, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:​​​​ WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the call for nominations for the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award, which honors two K-12 educators for excellence in cybersecurity education. Now in its second year, the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award is presented annually to one elementary educator and one secondary educator who instill in their students skills, knowledge, and passion for cybersecurity. "Talented educators at all grade levels are shaping the future of our nation's cybersecurity workforce," said Secretary DeVos. "I look forward to recognizing two outstanding educators who are successfully developing their students' skills and setting them on a path to meaningful careers in cyb...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on The Nation's Report Card Results for 12th Graders

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on The Nation's Report Card Results for 12th Graders | site |



    (October 28, 2020) - - Today, October 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the new reading and mathematics results for 12th grade students on The Nation's Report Card: "America is the greatest country on the face of the earth, and we should deliver our rising generation the greatest educational opportunities possible. Sadly, today’s results confirm America’s schools continue to fall far short, and continue to fail too many kids, especially the most disadvantaged. Being a high school graduate should mean something. But when 40% of these graduates are 'below basic' in math, and 30% are 'below basic' in reading, it’s hard to argue the education system is preparing them for what comes next. "It’s particularly tr
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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

    U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide | site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience. "As technology continues to iterate and benefit every part of our lives, all students need more opportunities to leverage the potential of technology in education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "We hope families can use the information we release today as many of them are relying on technology more so than ever before and are navigating learning from home." Digital learning can help families and educators meet the
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional Funding For Earn-and-Learn Opportunities to Prepare Postsecondary Students for Career Success

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional Funding For Earn-and-Learn Opportunities to Prepare Postsecondary Students for Career Success | site |



    (October 21, 2020) - - Today, October 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today additional funding for the Federal Work Study (FWS) Experimental Sites, an initiative which expands earn-and-learn opportunities for students by removing barriers to off-campus jobs, allowing students to work more hours, and permitting institutions to pay students for work-based learning such as apprenticeships, externships, and clinical rotations. Initiated in February 2020, the FWS Experimental Sites at 190 institutions have incentivized student work opportunities that provide not only a paycheck, but meaningful skills training that aligns with students’ future career goals. This funding will be used both to supplem...
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  • Article says U.S. Department of Education Uncovers Vast Underreporting of Foreign Gifts and Contracts by Higher Education Institutions

    Article says U.S. Department of Education Uncovers Vast Underreporting of Foreign Gifts and Contracts by Higher Education Institutions| site |



    Article says Investigations launched at the direction of Secretary DeVos reveal threats to academic freedom and national security



    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a report today detailing the massive failure of many colleges and universities to disclose more than $6.5 billion in funding and resources from foreign sources including China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Section 117 of the Higher Education Act requires institutions of higher education to transparently report foreign gifts and contracts, yet over the course of the last year, the Department has uncovered billions in unreported financial ties. “The threat...
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  • U.S. Department of Education Releases 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection

    U.S. Department of Education Releases 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection

    U.S. Department of Education Releases 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection |site|


    (October 15, 2020) - - Today, October 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released the 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). This data, which are self-reported by 17,604 public school districts and 97,632 public schools and educational programs, have been collected and published biennially by OCR since 1968. The CRDC is a universal collection of data related to OCR’s civil rights enforcement responsibilities at Pre-K through 12th grade levels, including charter schools, magnet schools or programs, alternative schools, schools serving students with disabilities, and long-term secure juvenile justice facilities. The 2017-18 CRDC covers a broad array of topics and requires school districts and their schools to collect and input as ma...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Spur Worker Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth During Coronavirus Recovery| site |



    (September 25, 2020) - - Today, September 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    HAMPTON, Va. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $126 million in new grant funding will be awarded to eight states to provide students the opportunity to develop new skills in high demand areas. The recipients will leverage the expertise and facilities available on college campuses to spur entrepreneurship and foster business development and innovation as America begins to recover from COVID-19-related disruptions to education. This funding was made available through the Education Stabilization Fund of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump. Awardees include
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  • Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s Virtual Panel on Successful Strategies to Reopen Schools This Fall

    Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s Virtual Panel on Successful Strategies to Reopen Schools This Fall| site |



    (September 24, 2020) - - Today, September 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON –U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan hosted a geographically diverse group of education practitioners to discuss successful strategies and innovative ideas they have implemented to reopen schools, rethink education and improve student outcomes during the Coronavirus pandemic. “We are happy to see folks taking advantage of these opportunities to engage with and learn from local education leaders from across the country,” Secretary DeVos told the participants. “Many of you have been working hard to find new ways to keep learning going for your students this fall. Now it’s time to put those plans into motion, to be prepared
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise to Protect Free Inquiry and Religious Liberty

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise to Protect Free Inquiry and Religious Liberty | site |



    Announces final rule that upholds fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment



    (September 9, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Education published today, September 9, 2020, the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to protect free inquiry and religious liberty on campus by publishing the Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities final rule. The new rule will ensure that public institutions of higher education uphold fundamental rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that private institutions of higher education adhere to their own policies regarding freedom of speech, including academic freedom. The final rule also ensures the equal treatment and constitutional
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans| site |



    Plans detail how states will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success


    (May 29, 2020) - - Today (May 29, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved nine additional career and technical education (CTE) state plans. Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming are the latest states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21stCentury Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. "Thanks to the president's leadership, the new career and technical education law gives local leaders the flexibility to make...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves First Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves First Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans| site |



    Plans detail how states will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success


    (May 22, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved six career and technical education (CTE) state plans. Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are the first six states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. "Thanks to the President's leadership, the new career and technical education law gives local leaders the flexibility to make investments in the highest impact areas of...
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  • U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders

    U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders | site |




    (March 31, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, along with several senior Department officials, held a conference call today with higher education leaders to provide an update on the Trump Administration’s whole-of-government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency. The Secretary began the call by welcoming the participants, including state higher education executive officers, college and university presidents, accreditors, and leaders of national higher education organizations, and thanking them for their continued work on behalf of students. The Secretary then briefed the group on the Department’s quick action to provide regulatory flexibility so that colleges and universities could move classes online to limit...
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  • Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 Conference Call with K-12 Stakeholders

    Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 Conference Call with K-12 Stakeholders | site |




    (March 20, 2020) - - Today (March 20, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education and other federal partners held a conference call today with K-12 education leaders representing all 50 states and two territories to discuss the Administration's whole-of-government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Those who attended the call included representatives from the National Association of State Boards of Education, National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, and elected officials, among many others. During the discussion, subject matter experts answered questions about the process for approval of statewide testing waivers, meal delivery for students during school closures, lengths of school closures due to the outbreak, r...
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    Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Unveils Interactive Online Portal to Provide Transparency on Use of CARES Act Education Funding by States, Grantees | site |


    Education Department says portal shows billions of dollars left unspent as many schools across the country remain closed


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: November 20, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new online portal that clearly shows if states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and institutions of higher education (IHEs) are using the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act's $31 billion Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) meant to keep learning going for students during the pandemic. The portal captures awards and expenditures reported as of Sept. 30, six months after enactment of the CARES Act. The interactive data map and other informational tools can be found at
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    11-21-2020, 12:41 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education Delivers on Trump Administrations STEM Strategy with Historic Investment
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    U.S. Department of Education Delivers on Trump Administrations STEM Strategy with Historic Investment | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: November 17, 2020) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that during the last fiscal year, it has invested $578 million to support high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students through its discretionary and research grants. During a STEM education briefing, the Department reported strong progress in implementing the Administration's five-year STEM education strategy, including building on more than $819 million in STEM investments during fiscal years 2018 and 2019. "This Administration's strategic focus on STEM education will help expose America's students to new and exciting learning environments that will prepare them for in-demand, high-paying careers," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "I'm grateful to...
    11-20-2020, 07:37 AM
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Opens Nominations for Second Annual Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Opens Nominations for Second Annual Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award| site |


    (November 9, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:​​​​ WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the call for nominations for the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award, which honors two K-12 educators for excellence in cybersecurity education. Now in its second year, the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award is presented annually to one elementary educator and one secondary educator who instill in their students skills, knowledge, and passion for cybersecurity. "Talented educators at all grade levels are shaping the future of our nation's cybersecurity workforce," said Secretary DeVos. "I look forward to recognizing two outstanding educators who are successfully developing their students' skills and setting them on a path to meaningful careers in cyb...
    11-09-2020, 10:49 PM
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on The Nation's Report Card Results for 12th Graders
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on The Nation's Report Card Results for 12th Graders | site |



    (October 28, 2020) - - Today, October 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the new reading and mathematics results for 12th grade students on The Nation's Report Card: "America is the greatest country on the face of the earth, and we should deliver our rising generation the greatest educational opportunities possible. Sadly, today’s results confirm America’s schools continue to fall far short, and continue to fail too many kids, especially the most disadvantaged. Being a high school graduate should mean something. But when 40% of these graduates are 'below basic' in math, and 30% are 'below basic' in reading, it’s hard to argue the education system is preparing them for what comes next. "It’s particularly tr
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    10-31-2020, 01:57 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide
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    U.S. Department of Education Releases Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide | site |



    (October 23, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience. "As technology continues to iterate and benefit every part of our lives, all students need more opportunities to leverage the potential of technology in education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. "We hope families can use the information we release today as many of them are relying on technology more so than ever before and are navigating learning from home." Digital learning can help families and educators meet the
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    10-24-2020, 01:36 AM

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