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U.S. Department of Education – Providing Greater Transparency
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U.S. Department of Education – Providing Greater Transparency

U.S. Department of Education Announces Additional College Scorecard Updates, Providing Greater Transparency on Borrower Repayment Progress and Postsecondary Costs WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday a new update to College Scorecard that delivers on the Administration's promise to make higher education more transparent and accountable.  College Scorecard now provides prospective students with information on how well borrowers from individual colleges and universities are progressing in repaying their federal student loans, as well as how overall borrower cohorts are faring at certain intervals in the repayment process. "Today, we continue to build on the updates we've made to College Scorecard over the last several years by delivering even more ...
Secretary DeVos More than $4 Billion in Emergency Education Grants
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Secretary DeVos More than $4 Billion in Emergency Education Grants

$2.75 billion set aside by Congress to support disadvantaged students at non-public schools WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $4 billion in additional COVID-19 emergency relief is now available to governors to ensure learning continues for students of all ages and at all schools.  This emergency relief aid, the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, has two components: supplemental GEER awards (GEER II) and the Emergency Assistance to Non-public Schools (EANS) awards, which comprise $2.75 billion of the total.  These funds are authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, (CRRSA) Public Law 116-260, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Dec. 27, 2020.  In total, CRRSA...
US Department of Education – Signing of COVID Relief Package
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US Department of Education – Signing of COVID Relief Package

(STL.News) U.S. Department of Education, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the signing of the COVID relief package: "It was long past time for Congress to have reached a compromise that provides continued relief to students and keeps the government funded through the next fiscal year.  While there are historic wins in this package, there are also some important issues left unresolved. "The emergency taxpayer funding set aside for the Education Stabilization Fund will continue to help keep the learning going and will hopefully take excuses off the table for schools that remain closed. I am pleased to see that Congress has finally acknowledged what this Administration has said all along: All students and all educators at all schools — private, paroc...
U.S. Department of Education Unveils FSA Partner Connect Portal
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U.S. Department of Education Unveils FSA Partner Connect Portal

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) Today, during its virtual 2020 training conference for financial aid professionals, the U.S. Department of Education's (Department) office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) unveiled its latest update to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Next Gen FSA initiative: the FSA Partner Connect portal.  The site, announced by FSA Chief Operating Officer Mark A. Brown, will consolidate the tools that institutions and other partners use onto a single digital platform. "A few short years ago, we set out to transform Federal Student Aid to function like a world-class financial institution and to better serve our customers," said Secretary DeVos.  "We have made tremendous progress on that goal, and student aid borrowers have more resources, tools, and information at their f...
US Department of Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on ‘Inexcusable’ NAEP Results
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US Department of Education Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on ‘Inexcusable’ NAEP Results

Washington, DC (STL.News) U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2018 Civics, Geography, and U.S. History Assessments for 8th Graders: "America's antiquated approach to education is creating a generation of future leaders who will not have a foundational understanding of what makes this country exceptional.  We cannot continue to excuse this problem away.  Instead, we need to fundamentally rethink education in America.  It is the only way our nation's students will be in a position to lead our nation and the world. "The results are stark and inexcusable.  A quarter or more of America's 8th graders are what NAEP defines as 'below basic' in U.S. history, civics and geography.  In the real world, thi...
Secretary DeVos Directs FSA to Stop Wage Garnishment and More
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Secretary DeVos Directs FSA to Stop Wage Garnishment and More

Secretary DeVos Directs FSA to Stop Wage Garnishment, Collections Actions for Student Loan Borrowers, Will Refund More Than $1.8 Billion to Students, Families WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that, due to the COVID-19 national emergency, the Department will halt collection actions and wage garnishments to provide additional assistance to borrowers.  This flexibility will last for a period of at least 60 days from March 13, 2020. "These are difficult times for many Americans, and we don't want to do anything that will make it harder for them to make ends meet or create additional stress," said Secretary DeVos.  "Americans counting on their tax refund or Social Security check to make ends meet during this national emergency should receive tho...
U.S. Department of Education Rated Among Top Agencies on “Invest In What Works” Federal Standard of Excellence
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U.S. Department of Education Rated Among Top Agencies on “Invest In What Works” Federal Standard of Excellence

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Education’s leading efforts to use evidence and data in its management, budget, and policy decisions have been recognized in Results for America’s 2019 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence.  Results for America provides a snapshot of how federal agencies are building and using evidence and data to get better results for young people, their families, and communities.  Among nine federal agencies examined, the Department of Education ranked third on the Federal Standard of Excellence, with a total score of 73 points out of a possible 100. The Department of Education received the highest possible scores for leadership, related to federal agencies designating key personnel to lead evidence and data efforts, as well as common evid...