February 12, 2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education today released the Administration's budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. The budget builds upon President Donald J. Trump's commitment to expand education freedom for all families and return power to local leaders.
February 2, 2018
Washington U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new flexibility for school districts to create equitable, student-centered funding systems under a pilot program authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
January 31, 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Education announced today one new hire and additional personnel announcements:
January 30, 2018
Washington U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement at the conclusion of President Donald J. Trump's first State of the Union address:
"America must do better to prepare our students for success in the 21st century economy. I join the President in calling on Congress to act in the best interest of students and expand access to more education pathways."
January 29, 2018
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new interactive web page dedicated to data on English Learner students (ELs).
January 26, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education today issued the following statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos regarding recent events at Michigan State University.
January 25, 2018
As work continues to improve customer service and overall operations of the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the formation of a Strategy and Transformation unit to improve the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families. Secretary DeVos asked A. Wayne Johnson to lead the Office of Strategy and Transformation. James Manning will lead FSA as Acting Chief Operating Officer.
January 23, 2018
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the appointment of Kent D. Talbert as Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary. Mr. Talbert has been delegated the duties of the Deputy Secretary pending the confirmation of General Mick Zais by the U.S. Senate.
January 19, 2018
Washington U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of six consolidated state plansGeorgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Montana and New Hampshireunder the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Today's approvals bring the total to 35 states whose ESSA plans have been approved.
January 16, 2018
Washington U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of 11 consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
"The plans approved today met the requirements of the law," said Secretary DeVos. "These plans should not be seen as a ceiling, but as a foundation upon which states can improve education for students."