Georgia and North Carolina Become Latest States to Test New Ways to Assess Student Achievement

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved two additional states to assess student achievement in new, creative ways. Georgia and North Carolina will take part in the innovative assessments pilot program, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act...

The 2019 President’s Education Awards – ED.gov Blog

The President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) honors students selected annually by their school principal. This year, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos congratulated the 2019 PEAP honorees, recognizing nearly 2.25 million elementary, middle, and high school...

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy Graduation

Thank you, Jason, for that kind introduction. And thank you for your leadership as our Chief Information Officer (CIO) and more broadly as a leader in developing effective approaches—like this academy—to address information security challenges. I'd also like to thank...

The Education Exchange: How Rising Costs Have Affected Higher Education – Education Next

By Education Next 07/15/2019 Print | NO PDF Richard Vedder, an Independent Institute Sr. Fellow and Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his new book, “Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America,”...

Secretary DeVos Congratulates Bob King on Senate Confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education

Washington- Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos congratulated Bob King on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Department's Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. “We are excited to finally have Bob King confirmed by...

New Data Show Secretary DeVos’ Reforms to the Office for Civil Rights are Driving Better Results for Students

WASHINGTON—The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education released new data today that show students who file civil rights complaints under U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ leadership are served more efficiently and effectively than...

Robots Are Teaching Language Skills, But Are They Any Good? – Education Next

Education technology has many faces. A prominent one has long been computer-assisted language learning, offering great promise for struggling readers, non-English speakers, or those seeking to master a second tongue. And, in recent years, the technology has raced...

The Moral Implications of Social and Emotional Learning – Education Next

I’ve hosted a number of sessions about social and emotional learning (SEL) over the past six months, and one question that’s repeatedly come up is whether SEL is ultimately an attempt to repackage traditional virtues in therapeutic, pedagogical garb so that they’ll...

Today Marks the Beginning of a New Era in Career and Technical Education

Perkins V, which goes into effect today, will provide more students with access to high-quality training for in-demand careers WASHINGTON—Today, July 1, marks the beginning of a new era in career and technical education as states begin to implement the Strengthening...

Your Burning Questions about Dual Enrollment, Answered. – ED.gov Blog

Imagine graduating from high school with a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. You may think it sounds too good to be true, but dual enrollment programs can make this a reality for many high school students. Because there are no universal federal guidelines...

Taking Tablet Learning Global: Can learning technology eradicate illiteracy in less-developed countries? – Education Next

In Lilongwe; Malawi; a girl in Standard (Grade) 2 is completely focused as she learns to read. Malawi, in southeastern Africa, is one of the world’s least-developed nations. Many of its children are among the roughly 250 million worldwide who are not in school of any...

Secretary DeVos Announces School Safety Grant Opportunities

WASHINGTON — In support of the recommendations from the Federal Commission on School Safety's (FCSS) final report, the U.S. Department of Education announced today it is now accepting applications for three fiscal year 2019 grant competitions that support locally...

Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s North Carolina State Education Leadership Conference

The U.S. Department of Education this week hosted at its headquarters in Washington a State Education Leadership Conference for key North Carolina education officials. This was the second in a series of meetings held by the Department to give state leaders the...

Hard-Hit Florida School District Awarded More Than $1.25 Million for Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

Following the major devastation caused by Hurricane Michael across the Florida Panhandle, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a $1.25 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant award for Bay District Schools. According to...

Mitigating the Slippery Slide of Summer Melt – ED.gov Blog

Summertime is synonymous with melting and we can all envision a delicious ice cream cone quickly melting as we hurry to eat it before it becomes a puddle. Unfortunately, there’s another kind of melt that can happen over the summer that needs our collective attention:...

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at Tulsa Community College’s Second Chance Commencement

Thank you, President Leigh Goodson, for that kind introduction, and for your leadership of Tulsa Community College. Director Millicent Newton-Embry, Superintendent Jeana Ely, Warden Janet Dowling, thank you all for your hospitality. And, Chef Jeff, we look forward to...