News from U.S. Department of Education

National Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Falls

2 months 1 week ago
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 national federal student loan cohort default rate (also referred to as the CDR) decreased by 6.1 percent compared to the FY 2014 national rate, from 11.5 percent to 10.8 percent. The FY 2015 CDR represents the lowest national cohort default rate since the three-year rate was first released in 2012.

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, Districts and Postsecondary Institutions Recognized; Green Strides Tour Announced

2 months 2 weeks ago
Forty-six schools and six districts were honored today at the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools ceremony for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education. In addition, six colleges and universities were recognized with the Postsecondary Sustainability Award.  Representatives from honored schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions received sustainably crafted plaques in recognition of their achievements.

Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the National Constitution Center's Annual Constitution Day Celebration

2 months 3 weeks ago
PHILADELPHIA – Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to commemorate Constitution Day at the National Constitution Center's annual Constitution Day celebration in Philadelphia. Thank you, Jeffrey Rosen, for that kind introduction. I am grateful for all that you and the National Constitution Center do to increase awareness and understanding of the greatest political document in history.

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at Meeting of G20 Education Ministers

3 months ago
MENDOZA, Argentina – I appreciate the opportunity to be with all of you and to meet and learn from so many of my counterparts in education and employment from across the G20. I want to especially thank Minister Finocchiaro and his team. We are grateful for your work in planning and hosting this first-ever G20 Education Ministers Meeting. I also very much enjoyed visiting two of your impressive schools yesterday in Mendoza, UNCUYO and Infinito, and meeting some of the talented educators and the students they serve. Gracias por su hospitalidad!

Back to School by the Numbers: 2018

3 months 1 week ago
Across the country, hallways and classrooms are full of activity as students head back to school for the 2018–19 academic year. Each year, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiles some back-to-school facts and figures that give a snapshot of our schools and colleges for the coming year. You can see the full report on the NCES website, but here are a few “by-the-numbers” highlights. You can also click on the hyperlinks throughout the blog to see additional data on these topics.

Readout of the Federal Commission on School Safety's Fourth Regional Public Listening Session

3 months 1 week ago
The Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) held a listening session on August 28, 2018 in Montgomery, Alabama. This forum provided an opportunity for members of the public to speak to the Commission about their views on how schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other local and state government agencies can improve school safety.
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