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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable on Special Education during Autism Awareness Month

1 hour 56 min ago
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos convened a roundtable yesterday with parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to gain a better understanding of the support these students receive and the challenges they face while navigating the education system. After the meeting, Secretary DeVos released the following statement:

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Recognizes National Reentry Week at Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Maryland

April 26, 2017 - 3:43pm
In recognition of National Reentry Week, today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, Maryland, to learn about the facility’s education programs. After the visit, Secretary DeVos released the following statement: “For formerly incarcerated youth and adults whose goal is to turn their lives around, access to education has proven to be transformative.

U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Press Secretary

April 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the hiring of Liz Hill as the Education Department's press secretary.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibilities for FAFSA Filers Impacted by IRS DRT Suspension

April 24, 2017 - 12:27pm
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibilities available to institutions to use for verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ®) information. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to provide additional assistance to students and families impacted by the suspension of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT).

Celebrate Trailblazing Astronaut’s Accomplishments with STEM

April 21, 2017 - 2:28pm
Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to shatter another mark, and you and your students can celebrate this historic event with some fun and educational resources that will enhance your students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to Van Wert City Schools with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten

April 20, 2017 - 10:52pm
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Van Wert City Schools in Van Wert, Ohio, with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. The Secretary and Ms. Weingarten toured the Early Childhood Center, elementary and high school campuses and hosted a roundtable with parents, students and local and state leaders. After the visit, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Congratulates National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee

April 20, 2017 - 6:15pm
Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced Sydney Chaffee, a ninth grade humanities teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: "I congratulate Ms. Chaffee for being named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. Ms. Chaffee brings a level of enthusiasm, dedication and devotion to her classroom deserving of this national recognition. I applaud her accomplishments and continued commitment to serve her students."

President Trump to Make Special Long-Distance Call to Record-Breaking American Astronaut

April 19, 2017 - 2:40pm
President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order

April 18, 2017 - 4:28pm
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined President Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy during a visit to Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the facility, the President gave remarks and signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order. After the ceremony, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement: