5 Ways Agricultural Education and FFA Shape Students’ FuturesFri, 08 Feb 2019 14:53:24 EST Agricultural education and FFA have long been essential parts of our nation’s career and technical education system. It’s only fitting during National CTE Month to celebrate how FFA and agricultural education play a crucial role in defining a student’s path toward new and significant achievements. One of the best lenses to look through to see
Career Pathways, Post-Secondary Options…Call on the ExpertsTue, 05 Feb 2019 15:27:38 EST We call in the experts when we need brake service on our car, electrical work in our home, or tax planning for our future. The experts who our students can turn to about career pathways and post-secondary options are in our schools, poised to guide, advocate for, and support students on their journey. They are
How to Deduct Student Loan Interest on your Taxes (1098-E)Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:39:55 EST Student loans, interest payments, and taxes: three things that have scared many people for years now. Read on to learn how these things can benefit you. If you made federal student loan payments in 2018, you may be eligible to deduct a portion of the interest paid on your 2018 federal tax return. This is
3 Ways to Spot a ScamTue, 29 Jan 2019 19:19:45 EST You Don’t Have to Pay for Help with Your Student Loans! You’re at home about to start cooking (or microwaving, no judgment here) dinner when you get a phone call from an unknown number. The person on the other end of the line is promising to help you pay off all of your student loans.
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the National School Boards AssociationMon, 28 Jan 2019 11:03:37 EST
Thank you, Frank Pugh, for that kind introduction.
Thank you all for everything you do to serve your communities. In your roles, nearly all of you as volunteer school board members, you are each in an important position to advocate for students and to listen to families.
While we’re gathered in our nation’s capital, I’ve always believed the best solutions are developed by those in your state capitals, or by community and faith leaders. But first by families sitting around a kitchen table.
Secretary DeVos: "Supplement, not Supplant" Proposal Helps Promote Effective Spending, FlexibilityFri, 25 Jan 2019 14:36:59 EST WASHINGTON Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released proposed non-regulatory guidance to support school districts' compliance with the requirement that federal funds supplement, and do not supplant, state and local funds, under section 1118 of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidance explains how ESSA changed the longstanding requirement in order to reduce administrative burden, simplify the compliance demonstration and promote effective spending.
Secretary DeVos delivers remarks at 87th annual United States Conference of Mayors Winter MeetingThu, 24 Jan 2019 09:01:38 EST
Thank you, Mayor Steve Benjamin, for that kind introduction.
It’s good to be back with some of you, and to meet so many more. I was active in local politics and policy for many years, so I know first-hand your leadership role is important to your communities and the people you serve.
I’ve always believed solutions are best developed by those closest to an issue – by states, by communities, and by families. And mayors have a unique role in those ecosystems.
As School Choice Programs Grow, We Must Debunk Myths About How Choice WorksWed, 23 Jan 2019 19:50:10 EST Charles Spurgeon, the 19th century’s “Prince of Preachers,” said in a sermon, “A lie will go around the world while truth is pulling its boots on.” And in our age of social media, myths often travel faster than realities. As we celebrate National School Choice Week, myths abound concerning educational choice programs such as vouchers,