December 4, 2020Secretary DeVos announced the extension of the federal student loan administrative forbearance period, the pause in interest accrual, and the suspension of collections activity through January 31, 2021. Federal student loan borrowers will not be expected to make payments through January of next year.
December 4, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a settlement agreement with Temple University for what the Department alleges are false representations to U.S. News & World Report to bolster the school's ranking in the annual U.S. News college rankings. The Department's investigation probed the alleged submission of false information by Temple's Fox School of Business and Management ("Fox School") to U.S. News & World Report between 2014 and 2018.
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.
December 1, 2020
WASHINGTON — Today, during its virtual 2020 training conference for financial aid professionals, the U.S. Department of Education's (Department) office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) unveiled its latest update to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Next Gen FSA initiative: the FSA Partner Connect portal. The site, announced by FSA Chief Operating Officer Mark A.
November 20, 2020
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November 18, 2020
WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos convened a diverse group of business, education and workforce leaders at the Department of Education for a “Rethink Work-Based Learning” Event. Key Administration officials participating in the event included U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education Scott Stump, and Johnny C.
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.
November 9, 2020
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.
October 28, 2020
October 23, 2020
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.