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.
October 21, 2020U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional Funding For Earn-and-Learn Opportunities to Prepare Postsecondary Students for Career Success
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today additional funding for the Federal Work Study (FWS) Experimental Sites, an initiative which expands earn-and-learn opportunities for students by removing barriers to off-campus jobs, allowing students to work more hours, and permitting institutions to pay students for work-based learning such as apprenticeships, externships, and clinical rotations.
October 20, 2020U.S. Department of Education Uncovers Vast Underreporting of Foreign Gifts and Contracts by Higher Education Institutions
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a report today detailing the massive failure of many colleges and universities to disclose more than $6.5 billion in funding and resources from foreign sources including China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
October 19, 2020
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today named 10 principals as recipients of the 2020 Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership.
October 15, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released the 2017-18 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). This data, which are self-reported by 17,604 public school districts and 97,632 public schools and educational programs, have been collected and published biennially by OCR since 1968.
October 9, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the appointment of five distinguished leaders to the National Assessment Governing Board. This year’s slate includes four new members and one re-appointed member. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has been reappointed as chair for a second year.
October 9, 2020Readout of the White House Conference Call with African American Leaders on School Choice Now with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Senator Tim Scott
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, alongside Sen. Tim Scott and members of the White House Domestic Policy Council, participated in a call with African American leaders this week on the importance of education freedom and how the "School Choice Now Act" could expand educational options and opportunities for African American students.
October 2, 2020Secretary DeVos Announces More than $131 Million in New Funding to Create and Expand High-Quality Public Charter Schools
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced more than $131 million in new grant funding to create and expand hundreds of high-quality public charter schools across the country. Recipients of the funding include three statewide charter school associations, five state educational agencies, and more than 10 nonprofit organizations.
October 1, 2020
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education released the 2021–22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. This launch comes as the Department continues to provide information, tools, and resources to help students make informed decisions about their education options.
October 1, 2020Secretary DeVos Announces $24 Million In Grants to Expand Education Choice for Native American Students
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced this week 40 new grant awards totaling $24 million to expand education options for American Indian and Alaska Native students. The Accessing Choices in Education (ACE) grants will help Native American communities set up a variety of education options and services, including additional course options, apprenticeships, tutoring and many other programs, from which parents or students can choose.