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Celebrate Trailblazing Astronaut’s Accomplishments with STEM Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:28:13 EDT

Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is set to shatter another mark, and you and your students can celebrate this historic event with some fun and educational resources that will enhance your students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to Van Wert City Schools with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:52:44 EDT

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Van Wert City Schools in Van Wert, Ohio, with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. The Secretary and Ms. Weingarten toured the Early Childhood Center, elementary and high school campuses and hosted a roundtable with parents, students and local and state leaders. After the visit, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Congratulates National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:15:44 EDT

Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers announced Sydney Chaffee, a ninth grade humanities teacher at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: "I congratulate Ms. Chaffee for being named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. Ms. Chaffee brings a level of enthusiasm, dedication and devotion to her classroom deserving of this national recognition. I applaud her accomplishments and continued commitment to serve her students."

President Trump to Make Special Long-Distance Call to Record-Breaking American Astronaut Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:40:43 EDT

President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:28:27 EDT

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined President Trump, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy during a visit to Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following a tour of the facility, the President gave remarks and signed the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order. After the ceremony, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement: