March 20, 2018
Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee:
Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Education.
This budget sharpens and hones the focus of our mission: serving students by meeting...
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...
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...
March 6, 2018
Thank you, Ron, for that kind introduction and for all you've done to gather us here. It's great to be in Austin and exciting to be at South by SouthwestEDU.
I must admit, after spending most of my life in the private sector, I still feel more at home at events like this -- with entrepreneurs,...
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.