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Secretary DeVos Announces New Support for Wildfire Impacted Schools in California

March 16, 2018 - 11:10am
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today new federal assistance for students and schools impacted by the October 2017 California wildfires. The California Department of Education will receive $2 million in Project SERV funds to aid in their recovery efforts. According to education officials in California, the award will specifically help to fund portable classrooms, substitute teachers, mental health services, transportation for displaced students and substitute bus drivers.

Secretary DeVos Issues Full Forgiveness of HBCU Hurricane Relief Loans

March 14, 2018 - 4:25pm
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 a huge burden and enable the four HBCUs to continue their focus on serving their students and communities," said DeVos. "This relief provides one more step toward full recovery."

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

March 13, 2018 - 1:40pm
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, as well as postsecondary schools across the nation that have enrolled a significant number of students from the affected areas.

Secretary DeVos Extends Closed School Discharge to More Charlotte School of Law Students

March 9, 2018 - 11:51am
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that more students who attended Charlotte School of Law can now be eligible for a closed school discharge. “My focus is and will continue to be on doing what’s right for individual students,” said DeVos. “Several students, through no fault of their own, fell through the cracks as Charlotte School of Law closed. It’s important that they, too, are made whole.”

Readout of Secretary DeVos' Visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

March 7, 2018 - 2:26pm
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with students, teachers and administrators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Secretary was greeted by Principal Ty Thompson, Assistant Principal Denise Reed and Superintendent Robert Runcie. Secretary DeVos continued to the guidance office to talk with school counselors followed by the Media Center to greet support staff who have been temporarily working at Stoneman Douglas to help faculty and students upon their arrival back at school.

DeVos to State Chiefs: We Can, We Must Do Better for Students

March 5, 2018 - 5:48pm
WASHINGTON – Addressing the nation's chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered some "tough love" regarding progress under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA is the bipartisan education legislation passed by Congress in 2015 that returned power over education back to states.