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Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the Passing of Mrs. Barbara Bush

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “Barbara Bush was a woman of grace, wit, perseverance and character. She committed the entirety of her life

Betsy DeVos Says We Can't 'Spend Our Way' Out of Stagnant Test Scores – Politics K-12 – Education Week

The U.S. education secretary and her four most recent predecessors agreed at a conference that the nation still struggles to educate its future workforce 35 after the landmark “A Nation at Risk” report. Source: New feed

Civil Rights Groups to Congress: Betsy DeVos is Approving Plans That Violate ESSA – Politics K-12 – Education Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is approving plans that fly in the face of the Every Student Succeeds Act’s protections for vulnerable children, more than a dozen civil rights groups, including the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Betsy DeVos Weighing Action on School Discipline Policy – Education Week

At the heart of the debate is why black students are disciplined at higher rates and the role of federal officials in addressing disparities. Source: New feed

Betsy’s Blog: Listening Sessions on School Safety and Climate

Over the past several weeks there has been much discussion around how school discipline policies can ensure a safe and supportive climate where children can learn. While there are many different approaches, everyone agrees that discrimination against any student is

Betsy DeVos Greenlights Texas' ESSA Plan – Politics K-12 – Education Week

For those keeping score at home, DeVos has now approved ESSA plans for 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Source: New feed

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on FY19 Budget

Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Education. This budget sharpens and hones the focus of our mission:

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to SXSW EDU

Secretary DeVos provided opening remarks for the Rethink Higher Education panel at the SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. Source: New feed

Betsy DeVos Rips State ESSA Plans in 'Tough Love' Speech to Chiefs – State EdWatch – Education Week

The U.S. secretary of education said states’ Every Student Succeeds Act plans aren’t ambitious or innovative enough and fail to take full advantage of the law’s flexibility. Source: New feed

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Initial Recovery Support for Parkland

Following the tragic events in Parkland, Florida, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the Department will award Broward County Public Schools a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) grant. The initial $1,000,000 grant will support recovery