Tips to get into your Dream College

Tips to get into your Dream College

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but over a decade covering admissions for The Chronicle of Higher Education, I’ve picked up a thing or two. These takeaways, based More »


Secretary DeVos Issues Full Forgiveness of HBCU Hurricane Relief Loans

Today U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced full forgiveness of the hurricane relief loans provided to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. “This additional disaster relief will lift

Response: 'Dynamic Teacher Unions are the key to Assuring a World Class Education' – Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo – Education Week Teacher

Dr. Manuel Rustin, Jeffrey Garrett, Stephen Lazar, Dr. Debbie Silver, Katy Farber, John George share their commentaries on what teachers unions should look like twenty years from now. Source: New feed

Don't Use SAT and ACT as Your High School Tests, Study Urges – Education Week

States should not use the SAT or ACT to measure high school achievement because those exams don’t fully reflect states’ academic standards, and could distort what’s taught in the classroom, according to a paper released Tuesday by Achieve. Source: New

Prepared Remarks to the National Parent Teacher Association Legislative Conference

Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction and for your leadership of this fine organization. I appreciate the opportunity to be with all of you and the chance to get out the Department for a minute – the early signs

DeVos Announces Additional Funds to Support Students at Colleges and Universities Impacted by Hurricanes

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the reallocation of $22.9 million in unexpended funds to assist students at colleges and universities located in Federal Emergency Management Agency-declared major disaster areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria,

How States Plan to Use ESSA Funds for Early Learning – Early Years – Education Week

A supporter of federal funding for early-childhood programs for disadvantaged children has produced a new report detailing how states plan to use ESSA to garner more support for these initiatives. Source: New feed

ED Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Announces MLK Jr. Drum Major Innovative Service Award

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Do Educators Really Want Parents to be Held Accountable? – Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground – Education Week

We often hear that parents need to be held accountable, which is a really interesting topic. Do we as educators want parents to be accountable only when it serves our purposes? Or do we want to work in partnership with

If We Could Change One Thing in Education… – Work in Progress – Education Week Teacher

Educators from all over the world took the time to answer my call on social media to share the one thing they would change in education and why they would change it. Read on to see if your one thing

Prepared Remarks to the American Enterprise Institute World Forum

Hello, everyone. It’s good to be with all of you in my official capacity as Secretary. Before Governor Bush and I begin our conversation, I first wanted to set the scene for the current state of education in America. Take