Readout of Secretary DeVos' Visit to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin IslandsWed, 08 Nov 2017 21:01:42 EST Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts.
Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards CeremonyTue, 07 Nov 2017 15:14:56 EST Thank you, Blake, for that kind introduction.
If you haven't yet had the privilege of meeting him, Blake is a talented senior from George Mason High School in Falls Church. From performing with Harry Connick, Jr. and Andrea Bocelli to being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall, Blake has developed quite the impressive resume in his young but promising life-long learning journey.
Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) National Conference and ExpoFri, 27 Oct 2017 16:27:15 EDT Thank you, Victoria for that kind introduction. I am so energized to be here with all of you to celebrate your 90th National Convention and Expo!
What a remarkable milestone: nearly a century of bringing Future Farmers of America and guests together to share ideas, compete in events, take part in leadership workshops and network with peers.
I see that we have participants from all across our great country. I want to say a special hello to the students from my home state of Michigan, and also to those from this great hosting state—home to our Vice President, Mike Pence!
Department of Education Withdraws Outdated Subregulatory GuidanceFri, 27 Oct 2017 11:12:04 EDT WASHINGTON— As part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect.