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  • Secretary DeVos Announces More than 4 Billion Dollars Available in Emergency Education Grants for Governors to Help Students Continue Learning

    Secretary DeVos Announces More than $4 Billion Available in Emergency Education Grants for Governors to Help Students Continue Learning | site |



    $2.75 billion set aside by Congress to support disadvantaged students at non-public schools



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: January 8, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $4 billion in additional COVID-19 emergency relief is now available to governors to ensure learning continues for students of all ages and at all schools. This emergency relief aid, the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, has two components: supplemental GEER awards (GEER II) and the Emergency Assistance to Non-public Schools (EANS) awards, which comprise $2.75 billion of the total. These funds are authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, (CRRSA) Public Law 116-260...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Quickly Makes Available an Additional 54 Billion Dollars in COVID Relief Aid

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Quickly Makes Available an Additional $54 Billion in COVID Relief Aid for K-12 Students, Teachers, and Schools | site |


    Urges educators to safely re-open schools and take immediate action to address the unprecedented learning loss of disadvantaged children


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: January 5, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that more than $54 billion in emergency relief funding is now available to support fully reopening K-12 schools, facilitate continuity of learning, and measure and address the learning loss caused by a lack of in-person learning opportunities. This funding is allocated by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. "Every student deserves access to a full-time education and the opportunity to ...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Signing of COVID Relief Package

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Signing of COVID Relief Package | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 28, 2020) U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the signing of the COVID relief package: "It was long past time for Congress to have reached a compromise that provides continued relief to students and keeps the government funded through the next fiscal year. While there are historic wins in this package, there are also some important issues left unresolved. "The emergency taxpayer funding set aside for the Education Stabilization Fund will continue to help keep learning going and will hopefully take excuses off the table for schools that remain closed. I am pleased to see that Congress has finally acknowledged what this Administration has said all along: All students and all educators at all schools — private, parochial, and public — are affec...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 15, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $185 million in new grant funding for 28 school districts, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations across the United States as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. These new grant awards will accelerate locally-driven innovation and improve academic achievement for high-needs students around the country. This year's funding supports a new, groundbreaking effort to empower teachers to personalize their professional development, rather than have it imposed on them by their state or school district. More than $72 million in new funding will help develop systems to enable teachers to select p
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Expands on Revamped College Scorecard, Adding Second-year Post Graduation Earnings and Cumulative Loan Data to Help Students Make Informed Choices

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Expands on Revamped College Scorecard, Adding Second-year Post Graduation Earnings and Cumulative Loan Data to Help Students Make Informed Choices | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 2, 2020)

    Washington - - Delivering on her promise to continually update and improve College Scorecard, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that students can now compare average earnings two years after graduation based on field of study and how much federal student loan debt they can expect to incur, including new information on Parent PLUS loans, based on where they decide to attend school.

    Building on Secretary DeVos' successful revamp of College Scorecard in Nov. 2019, College Scorecard now provides new median income data for students two years out from their date of graduation across the various fields of study an institution offers. Future earnings data
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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. 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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  • 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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  • 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 adddresses Helping Students Adversely Affected by School Closures

    U.S. Department of Education addresses Helping Students Adversely Affected by School Closures | site |



    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Broad Flexibilities for States to Cancel Testing During National Emergency



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

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Upon a proper request, the Department will grant a waiver to any state that is unable to assess its students due to the ongoing national emergency, providing relief from federally mandated testing requirements for this school year. Secretary DeVos commented: "Students need to be focused on staying healthy and continuing to learn. Teachers need to be able to focus on remote learning an...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos Expands Earn and Learn Opportunities for Students at 190 Schools through Federal Work-Study Reform Initiative

    U.S. Secretary of Education DeVos Expands Earn and Learn Opportunities for Students at 190 Schools through Federal Work-Study Reform Initiative| site |



    (February 19, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the creation of a new initiative that allows more students to gain on-the-job experience with employers in their field of study as part of their Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. The initiative, known as an experimental site, expands FWS opportunities for students at 190 institutions. Institutions participating in the experimental site will be granted waivers, which encourage them to expand the use of FWS funds to support more students working in the private sector and, for the first time, allow them to pay low-income students for work experiences required by their academic programs, such as student teaching and clinical rotations. “We know ...
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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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    Secretary DeVos Announces More than 4 Billion Dollars Available in Emergency Education Grants for Governors to Help Students Continue Learning
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    Secretary DeVos Announces More than $4 Billion Available in Emergency Education Grants for Governors to Help Students Continue Learning | site |



    $2.75 billion set aside by Congress to support disadvantaged students at non-public schools



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: January 8, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $4 billion in additional COVID-19 emergency relief is now available to governors to ensure learning continues for students of all ages and at all schools. This emergency relief aid, the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, has two components: supplemental GEER awards (GEER II) and the Emergency Assistance to Non-public Schools (EANS) awards, which comprise $2.75 billion of the total. These funds are authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, (CRRSA) Public Law 116-260...
    01-09-2021, 05:08 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Quickly Makes Available an Additional 54 Billion Dollars in COVID Relief Aid
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Quickly Makes Available an Additional $54 Billion in COVID Relief Aid for K-12 Students, Teachers, and Schools | site |


    Urges educators to safely re-open schools and take immediate action to address the unprecedented learning loss of disadvantaged children


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: January 5, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that more than $54 billion in emergency relief funding is now available to support fully reopening K-12 schools, facilitate continuity of learning, and measure and address the learning loss caused by a lack of in-person learning opportunities. This funding is allocated by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. "Every student deserves access to a full-time education and the opportunity to ...
    01-06-2021, 03:00 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Signing of COVID Relief Package
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Signing of COVID Relief Package | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 28, 2020) U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the signing of the COVID relief package: "It was long past time for Congress to have reached a compromise that provides continued relief to students and keeps the government funded through the next fiscal year. While there are historic wins in this package, there are also some important issues left unresolved. "The emergency taxpayer funding set aside for the Education Stabilization Fund will continue to help keep learning going and will hopefully take excuses off the table for schools that remain closed. I am pleased to see that Congress has finally acknowledged what this Administration has said all along: All students and all educators at all schools — private, parochial, and public — are affec...
    12-28-2020, 11:49 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Funding to Accelerate Education Innovation and Empower Teachers with Professional Development Options | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 15, 2020)

    Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $185 million in new grant funding for 28 school districts, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations across the United States as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. These new grant awards will accelerate locally-driven innovation and improve academic achievement for high-needs students around the country. This year's funding supports a new, groundbreaking effort to empower teachers to personalize their professional development, rather than have it imposed on them by their state or school district. More than $72 million in new funding will help develop systems to enable teachers to select p
    ...
    12-16-2020, 07:43 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Expands on Revamped College Scorecard, Adding Second-year Post Graduation Earnings and Cumulative Loan Data to Help Students Make Informed Choices
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Expands on Revamped College Scorecard, Adding Second-year Post Graduation Earnings and Cumulative Loan Data to Help Students Make Informed Choices | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 2, 2020)

    Washington - - Delivering on her promise to continually update and improve College Scorecard, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that students can now compare average earnings two years after graduation based on field of study and how much federal student loan debt they can expect to incur, including new information on Parent PLUS loans, based on where they decide to attend school.

    Building on Secretary DeVos' successful revamp of College Scorecard in Nov. 2019, College Scorecard now provides new median income data for students two years out from their date of graduation across the various fields of study an institution offers. Future earnings data
    ...
    12-03-2020, 04:55 AM

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