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  • Urging States to Continue Educating Students with Disabilities, Secretary DeVos Publishes New Resource on Accessibility and Distance Learning Options

    Urging States to Continue Educating Students with Disabilities, Secretary DeVos Publishes New Resource on Accessibility and Distance Learning Options| site |



    New Fact Sheet Provides Additional Information on How Distance Learning Can be Used to Meet Students’ Needs During COVID-19 National Emergency


    (March 21, 2020) - - Today (March 21, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department has released new information clarifying that federal law should not be used to prevent schools from offering distance learning opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities. This new resource from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) explains that as a school district takes necessary steps to address the health, safety, and well-being of all its students
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  • U.S. Department of Education says President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education

    U.S. Department of Education says President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education | site |




    (February, 10, 2020) - - Today (February 10, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:




    President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education





    Budget Calls for Expanding Education Freedom, Block Granting K-12 Education Funds, and a Separate and Reformed Federal Student Aid


    Adds New Funding to Support Children with Disabilities, Career and Technical Education for All Students




    WASHINGTON — The President released today his budget request for the U.S. Department of Education for the 2021 fiscal year. This transformative, student-first budget prioritizes improving student...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths | site |




    (February 11, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    CDC today announced the updated number of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases* and EVALI deaths.

    As of Feb. 4, 2020, 2,758 cases of hospitalized EVALI or deaths were reported by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

    EVALI Deaths


    As of Feb. 4, 2020, 64 deaths have been confirmed in 28 states and the District of Columbia:
    • Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo speaks about U.S. States and the China Competition

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo speaks about U.S. States and the China Competition| site |



    Washington, DC - - (February 8, 2020) - - Today (February 8, 2020), the U.S. Department of State published the following transcript of a speech U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Governor Hogan, Governor Cuomo. Nice to see you. It’s great to be here with you all. I was watching basketball on my phone on the way in – Auburn 91, LSU 90 – and I – it’s a final in overtime. Yes, exactly. I was reminded – you said I’m the 70th Secretary of State. It always reminds me President Trump is the 45th President of the United States, so there is a lot more turnover in my gig than there is in his. (Laughter.) So it’s good to be with you today. I do want to thank Governor Hogan an
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibility for States to Better Meet the Needs of Students, Local Communities

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibility for States to Better Meet the Needs of Students, Local Communities| site |




    (January 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Education published (today, January 31, 2020), the following information: WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibility for four states that are rethinking education in order to better serve students and meet local needs. Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and Vermont were recently approved to participate in the Education Flexibility Program (Ed-Flex), which was updated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Ed-Flex encourages local innovation and returns power to states from the U.S. Department of Education by allowing states to waive certain federal statutory or regulatory requirements under the law. "We are committed to shifting control over education decisions from Washington back to where it belongs: in the hands o...
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  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus| site |



    (January 31, 2020) - - Today (January 31, 2020), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to 2019 novel coronavirus. “While this virus poses a serious public health threat, the risk to the American public remains low at this time, and we are working to keep this risk low,” Secretary Azar said. “We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all Americans, and this public health emergency declaration is the latest in the series of steps the Trump Administration has taken to protect our country.” The emergency declaration gives state, tribal, and local health departments more flexib
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  • CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States

    CDC Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Confirms Person-to-Person Spread of New Coronavirus in the United States | site |




    (January 30, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has spread between two people in the United States, representing the first instance of person-to-person spread with this new virus here. Previously, all confirmed U.S. cases had been associated with travel to Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. However, this latest 2019-nCoV patient has no history of travel to Wuhan, but shared a household with the patient diagnosed with 2019-nCoV infection on January 21, 2020. Recognizing early on that the 2019-nCoV could potentially spread between people, CDC has been working closel...
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  • CDC confirms Additional Cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States

    CDC confirms Additional Cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States

    CDC confirms Additional Cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in United States| site |


    (January 26, 2020) - - Today (January 26, 2020), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed additional travel-related infections of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States, this time in Arizona and California. These patients recently returned to the U.S. from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. This brings the total number of 2019-nCoV infections detected in the United States to five. Based on the patient’s travel history and symptoms, healthcare professionals suspected 2019-nCoV. Clinical specimens were collected and sent to CDC, where laboratory testing confirmed infection with 2019-nCoV. Investigations are underway to determine where these patients went after ret...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms Second Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms Second Travel-related Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States| site |


    Editor's note: Please be advised that this information is somewhat historical (later updates by CDC having been issued). (January 24, 2020) - - Today (January 24, 2020), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the second infection with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States has been detected in Illinois. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. The patient returned to the U.S. from Wuhan on January 13, 2020, and called a health care provider after experiencing symptoms a few days later. The patient was admitted to a hospital, where infection control measures were taken to ...
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  • U.S. Secretary of State hails the revival of the Organization of American States

    U.S. Secretary of State hails the revival of the Organization of American States| site |




    Washington, DC - - (January 17, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following transcript of a speech U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered concerning the revival of the Organization of American States (OAS).

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Good morning, everyone. I want to thank the Permanent Council Chair from Guyana for honoring the United States request to speak today. And I’d also like to recognize the OAS’s superb Secretary General, Luis Almagro, for your excellent leadership in support of democratic values. I want to extend my regards, too, to Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez, as well. Good to see you this morning. And I further want to thank our ambassador, Carlos Trujillo, for all the good work that you’ve done here leading the American mission at the OAS with great vision and with great energy and
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  • U.S. Department of State addresses U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

    U.S. Department of State addresses U.S. Senate Passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement | site |



    (January 16, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State provided the following statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo:

    Today, the United States Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, also known as the USMCA, bringing us one step closer to fulfilling President Trump’s promise to modernize and update trade agreements. Mexico has ratified the USMCA, and we now look forward to the Canadian Parliament’s consideration of this agreement. The USMCA will promote prosperity through reciprocal, balanced, and fair trade while encouraging robust economic engagement in our three nations.
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  • National Health Statistics Reports detail Trends in Opioids Prescribed at Discharge From Emergency Departments Among Adults: United States, 2006–2017

    National Health Statistics Reports detail Trends in Opioids Prescribed at Discharge From Emergency Departments Among Adults: United States, 2006–2017| site |



    (January 8, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics published Trends in Opioids Prescribed at Discharge From Emergency Departments Among Adults: United States, 2006–2017. This is a detailed study of trends in opioid prescribing at emergency department (ED) discharge among adults from 2006–2007 through 2016–2017, by selected patient and hospital characteristics and the type of opioids prescribed. The following is an overview the findings:

    Methods

    Data are from the 2006–2017 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.


    The Population Studied The study population included all ED visits by patients aged 18 and over. The main outcome studied was opioids prescribed at ED discharge, defined using Cerne
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths| site |



    (December 31, 2019) - - Today (December 31, 2019), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    CDC today announced the updated number of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases* and EVALI deaths.

    EVALI Deaths
    • As of December 27, 2019, 55 deaths have been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia:
    Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo issues Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo issues Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement| site |


    (December 11, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State published the following statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: On December 10, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner announced a compromise agreement after months of intensive negotiations that will bring the United States, Mexico, and Canada closer to passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). They were hosted in Mexico City by President Lopez Obrador and Foreign Secretary Ebrard, along with Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Freeland. The USMCA is a new, modernized trade agreement for the 21st Century. It sets high standards for labor, the environment, digital trade, and more. The Department of State welcomes this opportunity to work with our partners in Canada and Mexico to improve free and fair trade among...
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  • The Surgeon General of the United States answers questions about Marijuana.

    The Surgeon General of the United States answers questions about Marijuana.

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    Urging States to Continue Educating Students with Disabilities, Secretary DeVos Publishes New Resource on Accessibility and Distance Learning Options
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    Urging States to Continue Educating Students with Disabilities, Secretary DeVos Publishes New Resource on Accessibility and Distance Learning Options| site |



    New Fact Sheet Provides Additional Information on How Distance Learning Can be Used to Meet Students’ Needs During COVID-19 National Emergency


    (March 21, 2020) - - Today (March 21, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department has released new information clarifying that federal law should not be used to prevent schools from offering distance learning opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities. This new resource from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) explains that as a school district takes necessary steps to address the health, safety, and well-being of all its students
    ...
    03-24-2020, 11:07 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education says President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Education says President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education | site |




    (February, 10, 2020) - - Today (February 10, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:




    President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education





    Budget Calls for Expanding Education Freedom, Block Granting K-12 Education Funds, and a Separate and Reformed Federal Student Aid


    Adds New Funding to Support Children with Disabilities, Career and Technical Education for All Students




    WASHINGTON — The President released today his budget request for the U.S. Department of Education for the 2021 fiscal year. This transformative, student-first budget prioritizes improving student...
    02-15-2020, 09:50 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and States Update Number of Hospitalized EVALI Cases and EVALI Deaths | site |




    (February 11, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the following information:

    CDC today announced the updated number of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases* and EVALI deaths.

    As of Feb. 4, 2020, 2,758 cases of hospitalized EVALI or deaths were reported by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

    EVALI Deaths


    As of Feb. 4, 2020, 64 deaths have been confirmed in 28 states and the District of Columbia:
    • Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New
    ...
    02-11-2020, 08:36 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo speaks about U.S. States and the China Competition
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo speaks about U.S. States and the China Competition| site |



    Washington, DC - - (February 8, 2020) - - Today (February 8, 2020), the U.S. Department of State published the following transcript of a speech U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

    SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Governor Hogan, Governor Cuomo. Nice to see you. It’s great to be here with you all. I was watching basketball on my phone on the way in – Auburn 91, LSU 90 – and I – it’s a final in overtime. Yes, exactly. I was reminded – you said I’m the 70th Secretary of State. It always reminds me President Trump is the 45th President of the United States, so there is a lot more turnover in my gig than there is in his. (Laughter.) So it’s good to be with you today. I do want to thank Governor Hogan an
    ...
    02-11-2020, 02:37 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibility for States to Better Meet the Needs of Students, Local Communities
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibility for States to Better Meet the Needs of Students, Local Communities| site |




    (January 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Education published (today, January 31, 2020), the following information: WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibility for four states that are rethinking education in order to better serve students and meet local needs. Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and Vermont were recently approved to participate in the Education Flexibility Program (Ed-Flex), which was updated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Ed-Flex encourages local innovation and returns power to states from the U.S. Department of Education by allowing states to waive certain federal statutory or regulatory requirements under the law. "We are committed to shifting control over education decisions from Washington back to where it belongs: in the hands o...
    02-06-2020, 02:49 PM

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