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Secretary DeVos Statement on Senate Confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Department's General Counsel

April 18, 2018 - 5:48pm
WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Education Department's General Counsel: "We are pleased to finally have Carlos on the team," said Secretary DeVos. "After a protracted confirmation process, Carlos can at last get to work on behalf of our nation's students. He has dedicated his career to upholding the law, and his insight and expertise will be invaluable as we work to advance educational opportunities for all students."

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the Passing of Mrs. Barbara Bush

April 17, 2018 - 10:35pm
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "Barbara Bush was a woman of grace, wit, perseverance and character. She committed the entirety of her life to serving others: her family, her friends and her nation.

U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Team Up to Simplify Student Loan Discharge Process for Disabled Veterans

April 16, 2018 - 12:19pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make it easier for America’s disabled veterans to have their federal student loans discharged.

Expanding Pathways to Success After High School, U.S. Department of Education Approves First Innovative EQUIP Experiment

April 13, 2018 - 2:32pm
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Brookhaven College, part of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), is the first to receive final approval to enroll students in the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment. Experimental sites, like this one, give the Department flexibility to waive specific statutory or regulatory requirements associated with disbursing Title IV student aid in order to assess the efficacy of innovative educational solutions.

Secretary DeVos on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: "We can and we must do better for America's students"

April 10, 2018 - 10:12am
WASHINGTON – The Institute of Education Sciences today released the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as the “Nation’s Report Card”. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement in response: