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Department Issues New Q&A on Free Appropriate Public Education following Supreme Court Decision Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:16:41 EST

Washington The U.S. Department of Education today released a question-and-answer document supporting the unanimous March 2017 U.S. Supreme Court opinion on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)-related case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District clarifying the scope of a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

Very Special Student Artists Display Vision, Imagination in VSA Exhibit at U.S. Department of Education Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:03:09 EST

Prepared Remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Foundation for Excellence in Education National Summit on Education Reform Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:16:54 EST

Nashville, Tennessee - Thank you, Denisha for that very kind introduction. I am so glad Denisha has joined our team at the U.S. Department of Education. Even though she's no longer a child, it's kids like Denisha who keep me focused. They are who I fight for every day, the driving force behind all we do.

Secretary DeVos Praises Senate Action on FAFSA Simplification Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:47:13 EST

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) and proposals to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The following is a statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: "Washington has been talking about simplifying the FAFSA for years, but now is the time for action. Students and schools have demanded and truly deserve a better, simpler process.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Aid, Improve Customer Service Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:51:05 EST

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) took an important next step in fulfilling the promise of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to transform the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families.