Seventh Cohort of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

On May 16th, the U.S. Department of Education named the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS), District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 46 schools, six districts, and six postsecondary institutions were honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

Secretary DeVos Announces New Federal Disaster Assistance for Florida

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a total of approximately $84.5 million in new federal assistance for Florida under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (K-12 Restart) program. The award announced today is the first in a multiphase award process designed to provide prompt initial funding while offering subsequent opportunities for additional assistance through future applications.

Secretary DeVos Approves Alaska and Iowa’s ESSA State Plans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of the Alaska and Iowa consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “I am pleased to approve these plans which comply with the requirements of the law,” said Secretary DeVos. "I encourage states to use their plans as a starting point, rather than a finish line, to improve outcomes for all students.”

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the Alfred E. Smith Foundation

Thank you, Your Eminence. I’ve long appreciated your moral leadership in the Church, in this city and in our country. Your winsome voice simply cannot be ignored. Thank you for all that you do on behalf of New York’s families. And sir, it’s always a pleasure to be with you, though, I must admit I was a bit nervous pulling up this morning. After reading the clips on the Met Gala, I was having second thoughts that I might be underdressed and perhaps I should have reached out to you earlier to see if you had something I could borrow. 

Readout of Secretary DeVos' School Visit to Manhattan High School for Girls

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today traveled to New York City, New York, to visit the Orthodox Jewish School, Manhattan High School for Girls. At 10 AM, Secretary DeVos arrived at the all girls school and was greeted by Mrs. Yanofsky, School Principal, Mrs. Friedman-Stefansky, General Studies Principal and Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America. Throughout the visit, Secretary DeVos toured multiple classrooms, including Jewish History and Genealogy, Scriptures, Forensic Science, English and Music.

Secretary DeVos Announces New Federal Disaster Assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a total of approximately $13 million in new federal assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands under the Immediate Aid to Restart School Operations (K-12 Restart) program. The award announced today is the first in a multiphase award process designed to provide prompt initial funding while offering subsequent opportunities for additional assistance through future applications.