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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Michigan's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Michigan's plan meets the statutory requirements. As such, I have approved it," said Secretary DeVos. "I thank the U.S. Department and Michigan Department of Education for their hard work in ensuring the plan complied with the law."

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Thank you, Wayne, for that kind introduction. And thank you for the leadership and vision you are bringing to the office of Federal Student Aid. It’s a delight to be with folks who work directly with and for students. Counseling students as they pursue their dreams is really at the core of your work. And what an incredible opportunity you have to guide them in those pursuits.

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Each year our school hosts a Veterans Day assembly and breakfast.

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Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts.

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As a School Ambassador Fellow with the U.S.

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Thank you, Blake, for that kind introduction. If you haven't yet had the privilege of meeting him, Blake is a talented senior from George Mason High School in Falls Church. From performing with Harry Connick, Jr. and Andrea Bocelli to being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall, Blake has developed quite the impressive resume in his young but promising life-long learning journey.

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To comply with the law that requires all schools that receive federal funding and all federal agen

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The principal’s day is a reflection of many complex interactions such as:

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Thank you, Victoria for that kind introduction. I am so energized to be here with all of you to celebrate your 90th National Convention and Expo! What a remarkable milestone: nearly a century of bringing Future Farmers of America and guests together to share ideas, compete in events, take part in leadership workshops and network with peers. I see that we have participants from all across our great country. I want to say a special hello to the students from my home state of Michigan, and also to those from this great hosting state—home to our Vice President, Mike Pence!

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