Secretary DeVos Approves Final Wave of State, Territory Career and Technical Education Plans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved the final wave of career and technical education (CTE) plans under the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. Alaska, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, and West Virginia are the latest states, along with Puerto Rico, to have their CTE plans approved.

Secretary DeVos Challenges Educators to Rethink Education Options for Rural High School Students Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON — As part of her continuing charge to state and local education leaders to rethink school, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a challenge to advance high-quality technology instruction in rural communities. The Rural Tech Project, with a total cash prize pool of $600,000, invites high schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop competency-based distance learning programs that enable students to master skills at their own pace with the goal of preparing them for the well-paying, in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.

Secretary DeVos Approves Four Additional Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved four additional career and technical education (CTE) plans. Arkansas, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee are the latest states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018.

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 Final Rule (IFR), which becomes effective immediately, outlines how local education agencies (LEAs) must calculate the emergency funds available for providing equitable services to students and teachers in private schools.

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 sex, because the law’s promise of equal access to education is not and should never be a partisan issue. Today, we are committed as ever to keeping that promise.