July 29, 2020Secretary DeVos Awards More than $180 Million to States Rethinking K-12 Education to Better Meet Students' Needs During Coronavirus Disruption
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $180 million in new grant funding will be awarded to 11 states rethinking education to better serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant will support states’ efforts to create new, innovative ways for students to continue learning in ways that meet their needs.
July 29, 2020Office for Civil Rights Delivers Annual Report to Congress Highlighting Major Milestones and Achievements in Protecting Students' Rights
WASHINGTON — Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its Annual Report to the Secretary, the President, and the Congress (Annual Report) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The Annual Report illustrates the significant progress made throughout the first three fiscal years of the Trump Administration (FYs 2017-19) in processing complaints, closing cases, a
July 22, 2020Trump Administration Announces $85 Million to Support Disadvantaged Students in Nation’s Capital Attending K-12 Private Schools of Their Choice
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the Department of Education will award at least $85 million over the next five years for disadvantaged students from families with lower incomes in Washington, D.C., to attend private schools of their choice, as part of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) is the only federally-funded school choice program in the nation.
July 17, 2020Secretary DeVos Launches New Grant Competition to Promote Education Choice for Native American Students
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a $15 million grant competition to promote tribally-directed education choice for Native American students. The Accessing Choices in Education (ACE) grants will allow tribes, or other education entities partnering with tribes, to set up a variety of education options and services from which parents or students can choose.
July 9, 2020Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative Executive Order
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement on the White House Executive Order establishing the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative:
July 1, 2020Several of Secretary DeVos' Rethink Higher Education Regulations Take Effect Today as Department Issues New Rule to Protect Religious Liberty, Reform TEACH Grant Program
WASHINGTON — Several new regulations based on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Rethink Higher Education agenda take effect today, including rules forged by historic consensus negotiated rulemaking on accreditation and state authorization reform.
July 1, 2020
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved the final wave of career and technical education (CTE) plans under the 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.