March 13, 2018
Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction and for your leadership of this fine organization. I appreciate the opportunity to be with all of you and the chance to get out the Department for a minute – the early signs of spring are promising food for the soul!
I know you must appreciate this opportunity to gather and learn from each other, and to return to your communities, your schools, and your homes reenergized and refocused on our main motivation: individual students.
March 12, 2018
Hello, everyone. It's good to be with all of you in my official capacity as Secretary.
Before Governor Bush and I begin our conversation, I first wanted to set the scene for the current state of education in America.
Take a moment to think about how much of life has changed in the last 50 years – phones, shopping, transportation… all radically different than before.
Yet there's one glaring exception: the classroom.
March 6, 2018Secretary DeVos provided opening remarks for the Rethink Higher Education panel at the SXSW EDU Conference and Festival.
March 5, 2018
Thank you, Carey, for that kind introduction. I want to thank each of the Chiefs, and your teams, for everything you do to ensure the students you serve are well-prepared for successful careers and fulfilling lives. And I also want to thank you for your partnership over the past year.
January 25, 2018
Thank you, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, for that kind introduction. And thank you for your leadership on the Conference's Jobs, Education and Workforce committee. I'm honored to be here today with this group of city leaders and I know each of your communities is deeply interested in the work you do here and what we'll discuss today.
January 16, 2018
Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the American Enterprise Institute conference, "Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned," today in Washington.
Thank you, Rick, for that kind introduction. Who would've thought that after we were last together on a panel in Grand Rapids a couple of years ago, I'd be here in this capacity today?
December 18, 2017
Thank you, President Schmoke, for that kind introduction. I have admired your work from afar. Your commitment to this city is admirable, and your record of working for your community is impressive. We all can learn from your efforts to make Baltimore "the City that Reads" and from your work to empower parents, particularly those parents of inner-city students. Thank you, President Schmoke, for your clear and courageous leadership.
November 30, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee - Thank you, Denisha for that very kind introduction. I am so glad Denisha has joined our team at the U.S. Department of Education. Even though she's no longer a child, it's kids like Denisha who keep me focused. They are who I fight for every day, the driving force behind all we do.
November 28, 2017
Thank you, Wayne, for that kind introduction. And thank you for the leadership and vision you are bringing to the office of Federal Student Aid.
It’s a delight to be with folks who work directly with and for students. Counseling students as they pursue their dreams is really at the core of your work. And what an incredible opportunity you have to guide them in those pursuits.
November 7, 2017
Thank you, Blake, for that kind introduction.
If you haven't yet had the privilege of meeting him, Blake is a talented senior from George Mason High School in Falls Church. From performing with Harry Connick, Jr. and Andrea Bocelli to being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall, Blake has developed quite the impressive resume in his young but promising life-long learning journey.