Category: Education

Several of Secretary DeVos’ Rethink Higher Education Regulations Take Effect Today as Department Issues New Rule to Protect Religious Liberty, Reform TEACH Grant Program

WASHINGTON — Several new regulations based on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Rethink Higher Education agenda take effect today, including rules forged by historic consensus negotiated rulemaking on accreditation and state authorization reform. This comes as the U.S Department of Education publishes today a new regulation, also agreed to

Secretary DeVos on Espinoza: Religious Discrimination is Dead

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue case: “Today’s decision is a historic victory for America’s students and all those who believe in fundamental fairness and freedom. Each and every student needs the

Secretary DeVos Issues Rule to Ensure CARES Act Funding Serves All Students

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a rule that would help to ensure all students whose learning was impacted by COVID-19 are served equitably by emergency funding authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, no matter where they attend school. The Interim

U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid Announces New Contracts with Five Companies to Improve Customer Service, Increase Accountability

Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced it has signed contracts with five companies to provide enhanced customer support to FSA’s more than 68 million student loan customers. Edfinancial Services LLC, F.H. Cann & Associates LLC, MAXIMUS Federal Services Inc., Missouri Higher Education

Secretary DeVos Marks 48th Anniversary of Title IX

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement to mark the 48th anniversary of Title IX becoming law: “Nearly half a century ago, a bipartisan coalition in Congress and a Republican president worked together to enact Title IX to protect all students from discrimination on the basis of

Secretary DeVos Launches New Student-Centered Grant Competition to Spur Short-Term Education Opportunities, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth as America Reopens

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new higher education discretionary grant program designed to provide students the opportunity to develop new skills, provide innovators and inventors the resources to expand existing businesses or build new ones, and encourage institutions of higher education to foster business

2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars Announced

WASHINGTON – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced today the names of 44 students from 33 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) selected as 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the initiative’s highest student recognition. “It is my privilege to congratulate the HBCU Competitiveness Scholars Class of

Secretary DeVos Approves 10 Additional Perkins Career and Technical Education Plans

Plans detail how states and D.C. will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved 10 additional career and technical education (CTE) plans. Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and

U.S. Department of Education Issues Rule to Protect American Taxpayers from Waste, Fraud, and Abuse, Ensure COVID-19 Relief Funds Get to Eligible Students

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education released a rule for public comment today that would help to ensure taxpayer-funded coronavirus relief money is distributed properly and does not go to foreign nationals, non-citizens, and students who may be enrolled in ineligible education programs. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic

Most Popular: