Suns Out, Funs Out! Summer Safety Tips for 2019Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:50:47 EDT It’s finally here…the end of the school year! The summer provides many opportunities to go outside and be active in the sunshine. However, be sure to keep in mind these simple safety guidelines which can help ensure that children spend more time visiting the local park rather than the local emergency room. Keep It Covered
2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars AnnouncedThu, 13 Jun 2019 14:59:34 EDT Washington – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) announced today the names of 44 students from 34 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) selected as 2019 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars – the Initiative's highest student recognition.
Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on Treasury Department Regulations on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax CreditsWed, 12 Jun 2019 10:13:16 EDT U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Treasury released final regulations on charitable contributions and state and local tax credits:
"America's families need more education freedom, not less. This week's actions demonstrate that this Administration continues to listen to students and taxpayers. One of the most important aspects of the final rules and additional guidance will be to ensure taxpayers who choose to donate to state tax-credit scholarships are not penalized.
Parent Like a Pro: Slowing the Summer SlideTue, 11 Jun 2019 14:14:26 EDT Learning doesn’t have to fall by the wayside just because school is out. Use these five parent pro tips to keep your child learning and having fun over the summer months. 1.) “Summer”ize your Summer Activities After completing a fun activity with your child this summer – such as going to the zoo, park, pool, etc.
Secretary DeVos Advances Higher Education Reform Forged by Historic ConsensusTue, 11 Jun 2019 09:29:54 EDT WASHINGTONAs part of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Rethink School agenda, the U.S. Department of Education today announced the publication of proposed regulations designed to reduce the unnecessary regulatory burden associated with accreditor oversight of the nation's colleges and universities and to streamline state authorization requirements for distance education or correspondence courses.
Secretary DeVos Congratulates 2019 President’s Education Awards Program RecipientsThu, 06 Jun 2019 11:16:40 EDT
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2019 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 2.25 million elementary, middle and high school graduates on their educational accomplishments.
The students come from more than 25,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Outlying AreasAmerican Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islandsand American military bases abroad.
PLUS Loan Basics for ParentsWed, 05 Jun 2019 14:15:14 EDT Your child is going to college or career school—that’s great! But you may have questions about how to pay for it. If your child hasn’t completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), ask your child to complete it today. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives your child access to
7 Tips to Help Parents Make Summer Reading Fun Tue, 04 Jun 2019 19:27:05 EDT When you hear the words “summer slide,” what images pop into your mind? A park slide? A water slide? Sunshine and summer fun? Wrong. The “summer slide” has nothing to do with a fun summer pastime. Instead, it’s a term used to describe the tendency for students to decline in achievement gains during the summer months when school is not in session. This phenomenon is especially
The Only Way Out is ThroughTue, 28 May 2019 17:11:46 EDT On any given day I may receive a phone call from a teacher to check in with one of my students. It may be a student who frequently complains of stomach aches or got angry and yelled about an unexpected schedule change. It could be a student that has isolated herself from others at recess