October 9, 2020
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the appointment of five distinguished leaders to the National Assessment Governing Board. This year’s slate includes four new members and one re-appointed member. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has been reappointed as chair for a second year.
October 9, 2020Readout of the White House Conference Call with African American Leaders on School Choice Now with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Senator Tim Scott
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, alongside Sen. Tim Scott and members of the White House Domestic Policy Council, participated in a call with African American leaders this week on the importance of education freedom and how the "School Choice Now Act" could expand educational options and opportunities for African American students.
October 2, 2020Secretary DeVos Announces More than $131 Million in New Funding to Create and Expand High-Quality Public Charter Schools
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced more than $131 million in new grant funding to create and expand hundreds of high-quality public charter schools across the country. Recipients of the funding include three statewide charter school associations, five state educational agencies, and more than 10 nonprofit organizations.
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.