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.

A Counselor’s Thank You to Teachers

We hear about all the great teachers in the counseling office.  The one who set the times tables to the tune of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” ensuring kids will remember them forever, even if it will take a while to get to eight times nine.  Mr. Jones, the history teacher who dressed up like Benjamin Franklin for an entire week and never once broke character.  The tenth grade English teacher who finally explained “I after e” in a way that made sense.  When you put that much thought into a lesson, it’s makes for memorable teaching.

What is APAHM?

APAHM stands for Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. It was first designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week by President Carter under Public Law 95-419 in 1978. In 1992, it was designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month by President Bush under Public Law 102-450.

Secretary DeVos Approves Alabama, Colorado and Kentucky’s ESSA State Plans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of the Alabama, Colorado and Kentucky 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 U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Ave Maria University's 2018 Spring Commencement

Thank you, President Towey, for that kind introduction and for your leadership of this university. In your seven years as president, Ave Maria University has grown in size and stature. And it will undoubtedly continue on that trajectory with you at its helm. Thank you for this gracious invitation to be with Ave Maria's board members, its faculty, and, most importantly you — its proud graduates.