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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Holds Inaugural Interagency Working Group Meeting

June 14, 2018 - 11:52am
Washington, D.C. - Today the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Initiative) announced the new membership of its Interagency Working Group (IWG) and held its inaugural meeting at the White House.

Office for Civil Rights Launches Investigation into University of Southern California’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Claims

June 11, 2018 - 4:51pm
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced a Title IX directed, systemic investigation into the University of Southern California’s (USC) handling of reports of sexual harassment against former employee Dr. George Tyndall.

Secretary DeVos Praises Ken Marcus’ Confirmation to Lead Office for Civil Rights

June 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated Kenneth L. Marcus on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights.

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $189,000 to St. Mary’s County Board of Education Following School Shooting

June 7, 2018 - 4:05pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that the Department will award St. Mary’s County Board of Education a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant in the amount of $189,202. This grant will support recovery efforts following the school shooting at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland that left one student dead and another injured on March 20, 2018.

Secretary DeVos Congratulates 2018 President’s Education Awards Program Recipients

June 7, 2018 - 3:51pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2018 President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 3 million elementary, middle and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments. The students come from more than 30,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Outlying Areas – American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands – and American military bases abroad.

Secretary DeVos Approves Nebraska and North Carolina ESSA State Plans

June 5, 2018 - 2:32pm
WASHINGTON —U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Nebraska and North Carolina’s consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Deliver Keynote Address at Third International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training

June 5, 2018 - 11:42am
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will deliver the keynote address at the third International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) in Winterthur, Switzerland this week.  The remarks will kick off a ten day multi-stop learning tour including the exploration of apprenticeship programs in Switzerland, both vocational and primary school education in the Netherlands and the move towards a decentralized, school-led K-12 education system in the United Kingdom.