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DeVos: Supreme Court Sends Clear Message that Religious Discrimination Cannot Be Tolerated

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer, holding that the government may not deny a generally available benefit on account of religious identity. After the ruling, U.S. Secretary … Continue reading

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9 Myths About the FSA ID

The FSA ID is a username and password that students, parents, and borrowers must use to log on to certain U.S. Department of Education websites such as fafsa.gov, StudentAid.gov, and StudentLoans.gov. The FSA ID is a secure way to access … Continue reading

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Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the Department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force’s first progress report as required by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13777: “The Regulatory Reform Task Force has been hard at work … Continue reading

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intent to appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Dr. Johnson is a highly regarded leader with more than 30 years of experience in the … Continue reading

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise of Year Round Pell and Increased Flexibility for Students

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Year Round Pell grants will be available to students beginning July 1, 2017. This policy change will ensure hundreds of thousands of college students have the resources needed to finish their coursework … Continue reading

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John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration an Opportunity to Strengthen Civic Engagement

“Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You – Ask What You Can Do For Your Country.” – President John F. Kennedy, 1961 This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the birth of one of the most celebrated presidents in … Continue reading

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Secretary DeVos Announces Regulatory Reset to Protect Students, Taxpayers, Higher Ed Institutions

Negotiated rulemaking committees to convene on Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment to improve regulations Currently approved BDR claims to be discharged this month, claims to continue to be processed Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the … Continue reading

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“What Is Education?” Elevated Thought Students Respond Via the Arts

For students from Lawrence, Massachusetts, the answer to “What is education?” comes best through the arts — painting, drawing, photography, narrative, poetry, music, and film – and through their own context as passionate learners in a historically immigrant, low-income community … Continue reading

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Secretary Betsy DeVos Prepared Remarks National Association of Public Charter Schools

Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction. It’s great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation’s families more quality options in their children’s education. We each have a different … Continue reading

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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction. It’s great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation’s families more quality options in their children’s education. We each have a different … Continue reading

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