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What the World Can Teach Us: International Lessons on Choice and Innovation in Education

Every student in the United States deserves a great education. And, every parent in this country – regardless of background, income or zip code – deserves the right to choose the school that is best for his or her child. … Continue reading

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Opening Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray and Members of the Subcommittee:

Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the Administration’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. I look forward to talking about how we can work together to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students while also refocusing the Federal … Continue reading

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Data Retrieval Tool Available for Income-Driven Repayment Plan Application

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available for borrowers applying for an income-driven repayment plan. New encryption protections have been added to the Data Retrieval Tool to further protect taxpayer information. The … Continue reading

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Ananya Vinay, 12, wins US spelling bee with 'marocain'

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 12-year-old girl from California has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee after a tense final in Washington. Ananya Vinay from Fresno correctly spelled the word marocain – a type of dress fabric … Continue reading

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How would you do in a spelling bee?

Spelling bee competitions are massively popular in the US. For many kids up to the age of 15, going to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is a dream come true. But what about the spelling skills of … Continue reading

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Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President Trump's Decision to Withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement in support of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from The Paris Agreement known as the Paris climate accord: “The announcement made today by the President is one more example … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Launches Revamped IDEA Website

The new and improved Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website has arrived! During the last two months, more than 130 of you have taken the time to offer thoughtful feedback as to what you would like to see in … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Launches New Idea Website

Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos directed the Department to expedite the development of a new, updated and more robust site specific … Continue reading

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Edinburgh University blames a system error for 'failed degree' emails

Edinburgh University has blamed a “system error” after final year students were sent an email which said they would not graduate this summer. The email claimed each candidate had not achieved sufficient credits to receive their degree. Students have now … Continue reading

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Higher tuition fee debt 'deters poorer students'

Students from poorer families are more likely to be deterred from university by tuition fee debt, researchers say. A study by the UCL Institute of Education compared attitudes of people considering applying to university in England in 2002 and 2015. … Continue reading

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