Hands-On Learning: A Day at the Farm – ED.gov Blog

Taking your student to a local farm is a great hands-on educational opportunity. Use this the guide below to help make your trip engaging, educational, and enjoyable. Before your visit: Read a book about farm animals with your student. Talk about the different names...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Reacts to 2019 Education Next Poll: “Clearly, our Education Freedom Scholarships proposal is the solution American families want”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after Education Next released its 2019 opinion poll on education policy: "The results are no surprise to those of us who believe in students and trust parents and teachers. "American families want...

Summer Learning: A Trip to the Farmers Market

Bringing your student to your local farmers market is a great educational opportunity. Use this the guide below to make your trip engaging, educational, and enjoyable. Before your visit: Read about or briefly explain the purposes of a farmers market and what you will...

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Calls on National Education Association to Drop Lawsuit that Puts Financial Aid for Students in Jeopardy

WASHINGTON—U.S.Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos called on the National Education Association (NEA) today to drop its politically-motivated lawsuit and stop standing in the way of students working to complete their postsecondary education program. The NEA recently...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Calls for Review of Income Verification for Income-Driven Repayment Plans

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement calling for a comprehensive review of income verification of Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans following the publication of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report...

The Education Exchange: How Does Race Affect Special Education Identification in Schools? – Education Next

By Education Next 07/22/2019 Print | NO PDF Scott Imberman, a Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new paper which uses data from Florida to explore how the identification of childhood disabilities...

Five New Companies Pledge to Increase Employment and Job Training Opportunities for American Workers

West Columbia, SC—During U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' visit to South Carolina to mark the one-year anniversary of the announcement of President Donald Trump's Pledge to America's Workers, five additional companies committed to increasing employment and job...

Does the Baumol Effect Explain Rising College Costs? – Education Next

Eric Helland and Alex Tabarrok’s new book, Why Are the Prices So D*mn High?, has reignited a debate about why the costs of higher education to students and taxpayers have grown so quickly. Their answer traces back to an idea put forth a half-century ago by economists...

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...