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.
October 27, 2017
Thank you, Victoria for that kind introduction. I am so energized to be here with all of you to celebrate your 90th National Convention and Expo!
What a remarkable milestone: nearly a century of bringing Future Farmers of America and guests together to share ideas, compete in events, take part in leadership workshops and network with peers.
October 13, 2017
Thank you, Ami, for that introduction and for what you do to advocate for our kids and their futures. And thank all of you for the work you do to improve the lives of Evergreen Staters.
September 28, 2017
Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the "JFK Jr. ForumA conversation on empowering parents" today at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass.
September 12, 2017
Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to students and faculty at Woods Learning Center in Casper, Wyoming. Today's event is the first of Secretary DeVos' six-state, "Rethink School" tour, showcasing creative ways in which education leaders are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education.
September 7, 2017
Thank you Dean Henry Butler for the kind introduction and for the opportunity to be here. Thank you President Angel Cabrera for your leadership of George Mason University.
And to the students and faculty with us today, thank you for making time to be here during this busy day of classes.
It is a great honor for me to be here today to address a very important topic.