June 28, 2019
WASHINGTON In support of the recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety's (FCSS) final report, the U.S. Department of Education announced today it is now accepting applications for three fiscal year 2019 grant competitions that support locally tailored approaches to school safety.
PROJECT PREVENT GRANT PROGRAM
June 27, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted at its headquarters in Washington a State Education Leadership Conference for key North Carolina education officials. This was the second in a series of meetings held by the Department to give state leaders the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with senior Department officials on a wide range of education-related topics.
June 26, 2019Hard-Hit Florida School District Awarded More Than $1.25 Million for Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts
Following the major devastation caused by Hurricane Michael across the Florida Panhandle, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a $1.25 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant award for Bay District Schools. According to local school officials, the funding will be used to provide students with much needed mental health services. The district plans to hire multiple social workers and one paraprofessional for each school in the Bay district.
June 24, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement for tomorrow’s 47th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX:
June 20, 2019Secretary DeVos: Final "Supplement, not Supplant" Guidance Helps Promote Effective Spending, Flexibility
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released final 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).
June 20, 2019
WASHINGTON- As part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ efforts to rethink higher education, the U.S. Department of Education today released a revised Accreditation Handbook for use by accrediting agencies seeking recognition by the Department.
June 13, 2019
Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) announced today the names of 44 students from 34 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) selected as 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition.
June 12, 2019Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Treasury Department Regulations on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax Credits
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury released final regulations on charitable contributions and state and local tax credits:
June 11, 2019
WASHINGTONAs part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Rethink School agenda, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the publication of proposed regulations designed to reduce the unnecessary regulatory burden associated with accreditor oversight of the nation's colleges and universities and to streamline state authorization requirements for distance education or correspondence courses.
June 6, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2019 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 2.25 million elementary, middle and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments.