February 12, 2019
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today released a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on schools’ and districts’ responsibilities under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in the context of school safety.
February 5, 2019
In tonight's State of the Union Address, President Donald J. Trump reaffirmed his commitment to expanding education freedom and empowering every student with opportunities to learn where and how works best. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the President's remarks:
January 25, 2019
WASHINGTON Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released proposed non-regulatory guidance to support school districts' compliance with the requirement that federal funds supplement, and do not supplant, state and local funds, under section 1118 of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
January 17, 2019
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the U.S. Department of Education will launch an initiative to address the possible inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion in our nation’s schools.
January 11, 2019
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January 8, 2019
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Education today announces the following new hires:
December 18, 2018
WASHINGTON—After months of research, visiting successful programs around the nation, and receiving testimony from experts and concerned citizens, today the Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission) released a 177-page report detailing 93 best practices and policy recommendations for improving safety at schools across the country.
December 14, 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education Scott Stump and more than 100 stakeholders met today at the Department of Education to collaborate on ways to rethink Career and Technical Education.
The Rethink CTE Summit expanded on the Department’s Rethink Education initiative and served as an implementation launch of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).
December 1, 2018
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:
"My heart and prayers are with the Bush family at this time of great loss. George H.W. Bush's gentle approach called us to the greater good, and his strong example over the years inspired many, me among them, to enter public service.
November 27, 2018