Press Releases https://www./ en Thu, 12 Mar 北京体彩网官方网站 19:11:12 -0400 Fri, 13 Mar 北京体彩网官方网站 09:41:16 -0400 Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's Coronavirus Conference Call with Chief State School Officers https://www./news/press-releases/readout-us-department-educations-coronavirus-conference-call-chief-state-school-officers WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of Education and other federal partners hosted a conference call with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to discuss the Administration's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to answer their members' questions about school closures, school meal programs, testing and accountability measures, and grant administration, among other topics. https://www./news/press-releases/readout-us-department-educations-coronavirus-conference-call-chief-state-school-officers Thu, 12 Mar 北京体彩网官方网站 19:11:12 EDT Press Releases Secretary DeVos Releases New Resources for Educators, Local Leaders on K-12 Flexibilities, Student Privacy, and Educating Students with Disabilities During Coronavirus Outbreak https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-releases-new-resources-educators-local-leaders-k-12-flexibilities-student-privacy-and-educating-students-disabilities-during-coronavirus-outbreak WASHINGTON — U.S. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-releases-new-resources-educators-local-leaders-k-12-flexibilities-student-privacy-and-educating-students-disabilities-during-coronavirus-outbreak Thu, 12 Mar 北京体彩网官方网站 16:05:56 EDT Press Releases Secretary DeVos Launches Innovative Pilot at Four Universities for Students to Access Financial Aid Refunds https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-launches-innovative-pilot-four-universities-students-access-financial-aid-refunds WASHINGTON — Federal Student Aid launched today the myFSApay program pilot for students at Jackson State University, Purdue University, the University of California-Riverside, and the University of Georgia. This innovative pilot will allow students at the participating schools to choose to receive their financial aid refunds—after expenses such as tuition, fees, and room and board are paid—on a prepaid card with a linked online account accessible through the myStudentAid mobile app. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-launches-innovative-pilot-four-universities-students-access-financial-aid-refunds Fri, 28 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 16:12:22 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Requires Sweeping Changes at USC After Title IX Investigation Finds University Failed for Years to Protect Students from Sexual Abuse https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-requires-sweeping-changes-usc-after-title-ix-investigation-finds-university-failed-years-protect-students-sexual-abuse WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will require the University of Southern California (USC) to make sweeping changes to its Title IX procedures after finding that the school failed to protect students from Dr. George Tyndall, formerly employed as a gynecologist at the school's student health center, since as far back as 1989. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-requires-sweeping-changes-usc-after-title-ix-investigation-finds-university-failed-years-protect-students-sexual-abuse Thu, 27 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 14:39:58 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Announces New Civil Rights Initiative to Combat Sexual Assault in K-12 Public Schools https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-announces-new-civil-rights-initiative-combat-sexual-assault-k-12-public-schools WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new Title IX enforcement initiative, led by the Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), to combat the troubling rise of sexual assault in K-12 public schools. This initiative will enhance OCR's enforcement of Title IX in both elementary and secondary public schools and strengthen the ability of schools to respond to all incidents of sexual harassment and assault. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-announces-new-civil-rights-initiative-combat-sexual-assault-k-12-public-schools Wed, 26 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 10:41:12 EST Press Releases Federal Student Aid Delivers on Secretary DeVos' Promise to Modernize, Personalize Customer Experience https://www./news/press-releases/federal-student-aid-delivers-secretary-devos-promise-modernize-personalize-customer-experience WASHINGTON — Delivering on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' promise to modernize and personalize customer experience with federal student aid, the Education Department announced today transformative upgrades to StudentAid.gov. The updated website now features new tools, which provide students with detailed information about the grants and loans they have received and guide them to a personalized recommendation for a loan repayment plan. https://www./news/press-releases/federal-student-aid-delivers-secretary-devos-promise-modernize-personalize-customer-experience Mon, 24 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 10:36:24 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Expands Earn and Learn Opportunities for Students at 190 Schools through Federal Work-Study Reform Initiative https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-expands-earn-and-learn-opportunities-students-190-schools-through-federal-work-study-reform-initiative WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the creation of a new initiative that allows more students to gain on-the-job experience with employers in their field of study as part of their Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. The initiative, known as an experimental site, expands FWS opportunities for students at 190 institutions. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-expands-earn-and-learn-opportunities-students-190-schools-through-federal-work-study-reform-initiative Wed, 19 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 15:22:58 EST Press Releases U.S. Department of Education Launches Investigation into Foreign Gifts Reporting at Ivy League Universities https://www./news/press-releases/test-0 WASHINGTON — The U.S. https://www./news/press-releases/test-0 Wed, 12 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 18:10:50 EST Press Releases SchoolSafety.gov Launches to Help Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Law Enforcement Prepare for Threats https://www./news/press-releases/schoolsafetygov-launches-help-educators-administrators-parents-and-law-enforcement-prepare-threats WASHINGTON — The Trump Administration today launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: SchoolSafety.gov. This website is a one-stop-shop of resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents, and law enforcement to use to prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools. President Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. https://www./news/press-releases/schoolsafetygov-launches-help-educators-administrators-parents-and-law-enforcement-prepare-threats Mon, 10 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 15:22:07 EST Press Releases President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education https://www./news/press-releases/president-trump-proposes-transformative-student-first-budget-return-power-states-limit-federal-control-education WASHINGTON — The President released today his budget request for the U.S. Department of Education for the 2021 fiscal year. This transformative, student-first budget prioritizes improving student achievement, reducing the outsized Federal role in education, and returning control over education decisions to whom it belongs—State and local leaders, teachers, parents, and students. https://www./news/press-releases/president-trump-proposes-transformative-student-first-budget-return-power-states-limit-federal-control-education Mon, 10 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 13:58:06 EST Press Releases U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Releases Statement on State of the Union https://www./news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-releases-statement-state-union U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's 北京体彩网官方网站 State of the Union Address: https://www./news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-releases-statement-state-union Wed, 05 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 07:28:41 EST Press Releases U.S. Department of Education, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Better Serve Student Loan Borrowers https://www./news/press-releases/us-department-education-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-sign-memorandum-understanding-better-serve-student-loan-borrowers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a new coordination agreement in order to better serve student loan borrowers. Under the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the agencies will share complaint information from borrowers and meet quarterly to discuss observations about the nature of complaints received, characteristics of borrowers, and available information about resolution of complaints. https://www./news/press-releases/us-department-education-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-sign-memorandum-understanding-better-serve-student-loan-borrowers Mon, 03 Feb 北京体彩网官方网站 16:38:26 EST Press Releases U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibility for States to Better Meet the Needs of Students, Local Communities https://www./news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-announces-new-flexibility-states-better-meet-needs-students-local-communities WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibility for four states that are rethinking education in order to better serve students and meet local needs. Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and Vermont were recently approved to participate in the Education Flexibility Program (Ed-Flex), which was updated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Ed-Flex encourages local innovation and returns power to states from the U.S. Department of Education by allowing states to waive certain federal statutory or regulatory requirements under the law. https://www./news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-announces-new-flexibility-states-better-meet-needs-students-local-communities Fri, 31 Jan 北京体彩网官方网站 09:17:15 EST Press Releases U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Appoints Three New Members, Chair To Board Overseeing The Nation’s Report Card https://www./news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-appoints-three-new-members-chair-board-overseeing-nations-report-card WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has appointed a former governor, engineering curriculum specialist, and twelfth-grade U.S. government and politics teacher to four-year terms on the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the only continuing, nationally representative evaluation of U.S. students' knowledge. Secretary DeVos named former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, one of the new appointees, as chair of the Board. https://www./news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-appoints-three-new-members-chair-board-overseeing-nations-report-card Thu, 30 Jan 北京体彩网官方网站 09:10:25 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Announces New, Proactive Civil Rights Compliance Center within Office for Civil Rights https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-announces-new-proactive-civil-rights-compliance-center-within-office-civil-rights WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education will launch the Outreach, Prevention, Education and Non-discrimination (OPEN) Center to focus on proactive compliance with federal civil rights laws. The OPEN Center will provide assistance and support to schools, educators, families, and students to ensure better awareness of the requirements and protections of federal non-discrimination laws. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-announces-new-proactive-civil-rights-compliance-center-within-office-civil-rights Tue, 21 Jan 北京体彩网官方网站 11:23:03 EST Press Releases U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Proposed Rule Regarding Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Education Institutions, Provides Updated School Prayer Guidance https://www./news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-announces-proposed-rule-regarding-equal-treatment-faith-based-education-institutions-provides-updated-school-prayer-guidance Washington — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education is taking several concrete actions to protect religious liberty and ensure the Department is acting in accordance with the First Amendment. The Department announced a proposed rule ensuring the equal treatment and constitutional rights of religious organizations and faith-based institutions, as well as First Amendment freedoms owed to students on campus. https://www./news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-announces-proposed-rule-regarding-equal-treatment-faith-based-education-institutions-provides-updated-school-prayer-guidance Thu, 16 Jan 北京体彩网官方网站 09:22:45 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Launch Centralized Federal Student Aid Information Hub for Students, Borrowers https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-delivers-promise-launch-centralized-federal-student-aid-information-hub-students-borrowers WASHINGTON— Delivering on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' promise to improve customer experience with the federal student aid process, the Department debuted today a new, centralized hub for customers to access student aid information. The new StudentAid.gov is now the singular place where students, parents, and borrowers can learn about available types of student aid, find the right repayment plan, complete loan counseling, and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-delivers-promise-launch-centralized-federal-student-aid-information-hub-students-borrowers Mon, 23 Dec 2019 10:53:36 EST Press Releases Department of Education Announces Recovery Assistance for Students, Schools Impacted by Natural Disasters https://www./news/press-releases/department-education-announces-recovery-assistance-students-schools-impacted-natural-disasters WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new federal assistance for students and schools in 13 states and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon Mangkhut, Super Typhoon Yutu and other natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. https://www./news/press-releases/department-education-announces-recovery-assistance-students-schools-impacted-natural-disasters Thu, 19 Dec 2019 17:24:52 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Praises Higher Education Reforms Signed Into Law that Simplify the FAFSA®, Provide Consistent Funding for HBCUs https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-praises-higher-education-reforms-signed-law-simplify-fafsa-provide-consistent-funding-hbcus WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the FUTURE Act after President Trump signed the bill into law. The Act contains several important higher education reforms championed by the Secretary that will benefit students for decades to come: https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-praises-higher-education-reforms-signed-law-simplify-fafsa-provide-consistent-funding-hbcus Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:19:22 EST Press Releases Department of Education Earns A+ for Technology Modernization https://www./news/press-releases/department-education-earns-technology-modernization WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education, under the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, has earned high marks from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for its work to modernize and secure its information technology systems. In fact, in rankings released last week, the Department earned an A+ on the December 2019 Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard. https://www./news/press-releases/department-education-earns-technology-modernization Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:14:21 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Approves New Methodology for Providing Student Loan Relief to Borrower Defense Applicants https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-approves-new-methodology-providing-student-loan-relief-borrower-defense-applicants WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department has implemented a new methodology for assessing borrower defense to repayment (BDR) claims, many of which were left behind by the previous administration. The new methodology relies on publicly available earnings data and a scientifically robust statistical methodology to determine harm. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-approves-new-methodology-providing-student-loan-relief-borrower-defense-applicants Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:49:07 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Proposes Expanded Access to TEACH Grants, Religious Liberty Protections for Faith-Based Institutions https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-proposes-expanded-access-teach-grants-religious-liberty-protections-faith-based-institutions WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed a new rule, open for public comment today, that would expand access to Teacher Education Assistance for College Higher Education (TEACH) Grants and ensure religious liberty is protected for faith-based higher education institutions and their students. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-proposes-expanded-access-teach-grants-religious-liberty-protections-faith-based-institutions Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:34:24 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Shares Vision for a Better, Stronger Federal Student Aid at Annual Training Conference https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-shares-vision-better-stronger-federal-student-aid-annual-training-conference RENO, Nevada—Today, during a major speech at the annual Federal Student Aid (FSA) Conference, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a vision for a stronger, student-centered FSA. She detailed both what FSA can and is doing now, including continued enhancements to customer service through the transformative myStudentAid app, and what requires the action of others, including improving how FSA is structured and governed. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-shares-vision-better-stronger-federal-student-aid-annual-training-conference Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:49:10 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Announces Grant Priority to Support Students in Economically Distressed Communities https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-announces-grant-priority-support-students-economically-distressed-communities WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department will prioritize funding for grant applications that support students, teachers and parents in economically-distressed communities, known as Opportunity Zones. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-announces-grant-priority-support-students-economically-distressed-communities Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:09:19 EST Press Releases Secretary DeVos Delivers on Promise to Provide Students Relevant, Actionable Information Needed to Make Personalized Education Decisions https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-delivers-promise-provide-students-relevant-actionable-information-needed-make-personalized-education-decisions WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to provide students more information than ever before as they make decisions about their postsecondary education options. https://www./news/press-releases/secretary-devos-delivers-promise-provide-students-relevant-actionable-information-needed-make-personalized-education-decisions Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:07:30 EST Press Releases