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.
September 30, 2020Secretary DeVos Expands Commitment to Elevating the Teaching Profession through New Grant Funding for Performance-Based Compensation, Professional DevelopmentU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today nearly $100 million in grant awards to school districts, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations that build on her commitment to elevating the teaching profession and empowering teachers.
September 29, 2020
The Department of Education is committed and dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of students, teachers, and administrators in schools around the country. The Office of the Chief Privacy Officer leads the Department’s Privacy Program. The Department’s Senior Agency Official for Privacy (SAOP) is Kevin Herms.
September 25, 2020Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Spur Worker Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth During Coronavirus Recovery
HAMPTON, Va. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $126 million in new grant funding will be awarded to eight states to provide students the opportunity to develop new skills in high demand areas.
September 24, 2020Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s Virtual Panel on Successful Strategies to Reopen Schools This Fall
WASHINGTON –U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan hosted a geographically diverse group of education practitioners to discuss successful strategies and innovative ideas they have implemented to reopen schools, rethink education and improve student outcomes during the Coronavirus pandemic.
September 24, 2020
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 367 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
September 24, 2020U.S. Department of Education Launches Rethink Adult Ed Challenge to Grow Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunities for Life-long Learners
WASHINGTON – In recognition of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge that will expand career opportunities for adult learners through pre-apprenticeship programs.
September 18, 2020Secretary DeVos Announces Student-Centered Grant Awards to Expand Personalized Learning through Course Access, Student-Centered Funding
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new funding for two grant programs focused on meeting students' unique learning needs and improving student outcomes.
September 16, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a new user-friendly website today that clearly shows how much money each school spends per student. The tool will radically increase transparency as parents and local leaders seek to understand funding levels and differences between schools.