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Statement from Secretary DeVos regarding the restoration of IDEA.ED.GOV

February 17, 2017 - 1:34pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement regarding the IDEA.ed.gov site: "This IDEA.ed.gov site and its server hosting IDEA.ed.gov were neglected for nearly four years. This behavior is unacceptable. The restored IDEA.ed.gov site has been moved to a new server, and I've instructed Department staff to begin working with stakeholders to build a new and improved site. This exercise is an example of complacency I won't accept, and I remain committed to improving the Department and its services."

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks at the Community College National Legislative Summit

February 16, 2017 - 11:28am
Below are the prepared remarks delivered today, Feb. 16, by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit, hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks at the Magnet Schools of America 2017 National Policy Training Conference

February 15, 2017 - 4:12pm
Below are the prepared remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the Magnet Schools of America 2017 National Policy Training Conference today, Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Washington, D.C. Good Afternoon: Thank you for that kind introduction Todd, and thank you for inviting me to be here with you. I want to begin by expressing my appreciation for all you do. I would like to share some thoughts on how I hope to support your important work, but first, let me just comment on something you may have seen on TV.

U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Issues Letter to Chief State School Officers

February 10, 2017 - 9:05pm
In a letter delivered today to chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos provided clarity on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation, in light of the actions related to the postponement of the accountability regulations and the Congressional Review Act. The letter emphasizes that states should continue to move forward and that the Department will work to ensure that state education leaders have the state and local flexibility that Congress intended.

Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Visiting Jefferson Middle School Academy in Washington, D.C.

February 10, 2017 - 1:22pm
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos traveled to Jefferson Middle School Academy today and met with D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson, Jefferson Academy Principal Greg Dohmann, Superintendent Natalie Gordon, Chief of Schools John Davis, and other school leaders and administrators, including Jefferson Academy teachers and students. The following is a statement from Secretary DeVos:

Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Visiting Howard University During Its 150th Anniversary

February 9, 2017 - 2:49pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to Howard University to meet with Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, followed by a meeting with student leaders. The following is a statement from Secretary DeVos:

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Addresses Full Staff

February 8, 2017 - 5:38pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos began her first day in office by thanking and praising the Department's career employees for ensuring a smooth and professional transition. DeVos addressed the staff at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Prior to her remarks, DeVos began the morning by visiting staff located at the Union Center Plaza and Potomac Center Plaza buildings, and continued meeting with staff one-on-one upon concluding her remarks.