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Secretary DeVos Unveils Parents' Guide to ESSA Flexibilities

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released a parent and guardian-friendly guide to the important flexibilities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The "Dear Parent" letter, written in plain language, was released at a roundtable with parents, students and educators in Mississippi as part of the Secretary's "Rethink School" tour. The guide is available here.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

2 weeks 2 days ago
For more than 50 years, the George Marshall Space Flight Center has helped design and build the engines, vehicles, and space instruments that make possible what was thought impossible. And Alabama’s own U.S. Space & Rocket Center inspires young campers to embark on missions of science and discovery. For students across America, the summer break is well over. Classes and homework have resumed. Learning has resumed.

North Carolina Institutions Awarded Nearly $2 Million in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

2 weeks 3 days ago
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today nearly $2 million in supplemental funding for financially needy students in North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence. Additionally, more than $800,000 was provided for similar relief to students in South Carolina, totaling more than $2.8 million for the two states.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Launch of First-Ever FSA Mobile App

2 weeks 3 days ago
As part of its continued efforts to modernize and improve the quality of services provided by Federal Student Aid (FSA), the U.S. Department of Education this week launched its first-ever mobile application. The myStudentAid app will allow students and parents to easily and securely complete the 2019–20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) using the app's myFAFSA component.

South Carolina Institutions Awarded More Than $800,000 in Grants for Low-Income Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence

2 weeks 3 days ago
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $800,000 in supplemental funding for financially needy students in South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence. Additionally, almost $2 million was provided for similar relief to students in North Carolina, totaling more than $2.8 million for the two states.
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