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Secretary DeVos Meets with Experts and Survivors of Mass Shootings

Secretary DeVos Meets with Experts and Survivors of Mass Shootings
Secretary DeVos Meets with Experts and Survivors of Mass Shootings
Length: 2:14:32

On May 17, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos held an informational meeting with survivors and family members impacted by the mass shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Parkland, in addition to authors of official reports following incidents of school violence.

The meeting consisted of two sets of discussions. The first highlighted lessons learned from previous school tragedies. The second discussion consisted of participants directly impacted by school shootings. Presenters included:

Troy Eid, ex-officio member of the Columbine Review Commission
Statement: https://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/federal-commission-school-safety-troy-eid.pdf

Michael Mulhare, assistant vice president for Emergency Management at Virginia Tech University
Statement: https://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/federal-commission-school-safety-michael-mulhare.pdf

Dr. Marisa Reddy Randazzo, chief research psychologist of the U.S. Secret Service
Statement: https://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/federal-commission-school-safety-marisa-reddy-randazzo.pdf

William Modzeleski, a senior consultant with several groups specializing in school safety, threat assessment, emergency management and homeland security
Statement: https://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/federal-commission-school-safety-bill-modzeleski.pdf

Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School

Dr. Derek O’Dell, a survivor of the Virginia Tech University attack
Statement: https://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/ederal-commission-school-safety-derek-odell.pdf

Scarlett and J.T. Lewis, who lost their son and brother, respectively, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Statements: https://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/federal-commission-school-safety-scarlett-lewis.pdf, https://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/federal-commission-school-safety-jt-lewis.pdf

Ryan Petty, who lost his daughter Alaina in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

The Importance of School Attendance

The Importance of School Attendance
The Importance of School Attendance
Length: 2:07

As early as elementary school, students who miss just two school days each month are more likely to fall behind in reading, writing and math, even if the absences are excused. While some challenges to a child’s attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence.

A student is chronically absent if he or she misses only two days of school per month (18 days per year). Even one year of chronic absence can cause a child to fall behind academically and decrease a child’s chances of graduating from high school, which can have long-term consequences on their financial independence, physical well-being and mental health.

Parents can prepare their children for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority and understanding the reasons for their child’s absences. Learn more and find help at https://www.AbsencesAddUp.org.

Secretary’s Message on International Education Week

Secretary’s Message on International Education Week
Secretary’s Message on International Education Week
Length: 2:12

International Education Week (IEW), November 13-17, 2017, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State is part of our efforts to promote programs that help U.S. students and teachers develop the global skills critical for success in the 21st century.

For more information, please visit:
- https://sites.ed.gov/international/international-education-week-2017/
- https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/ie-week.html

IEW 2017 Compilation: The Importance of Language Skills & Global Competencies

IEW 2017 Compilation: The Importance of Language Skills & Global Competencies
IEW 2017 Compilation: The Importance of Language Skills & Global Competencies
Length: 4:49

International Education Week (IEW), November 13-17, 2017, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State is part of our efforts to promote programs that help U.S. students and teachers develop the language skills and global competencies critical for success in the 21st century.

Featured speakers:

- Rebecca Bellinger, Managing Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Maryland, a U.S. Department of Education Title VI Center for International Business

- Dr. Mbye Cham, Director of the Center for African Studies at Howard University, a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center

- Anthony Cyprian Christian, 2015 Critical Language Scholarship Recipient (Arabic), U.S. Department of State

- Mycal Ford, 2015 Critical Language Scholarship Recipient (Mandarin Chinese), U.S. Department of State

- Rita Guenther, Senior Program Officer, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellow, 2007-2008

- Eris Hanson, 2015-2016 Gilman Scholarship Recipient, U.S. Department of State

For more information, please visit:
- https://sites.ed.gov/international/international-education-week-2017/
- https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/ie-week.html
- http://iew.state.gov/

Secretary DeVos’ Remarks on Title IX Enforcement

Secretary DeVos’ Remarks on Title IX Enforcement
Secretary DeVos’ Remarks on Title IX Enforcement
Length: 30:09

On September 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discussed a better way forward on Title IX enforcement with students and faculty at George Mason University.

Summer Reading Event with Special Guest Ivanka Trump

Summer Reading Event with Special Guest Ivanka Trump
Summer Reading Event with Special Guest Ivanka Trump
Length: 14:24

Secretary DeVos and Ivanka Trump team up to share their love of reading and science with a group of local D.C. girls.

Secretary DeVos & Ivanka Trump: The Importance of Girls in STEM

Secretary DeVos & Ivanka Trump: The Importance of Girls in STEM
Secretary DeVos & Ivanka Trump: The Importance of Girls in STEM
Length: 1:35

Secretary DeVos and Ivanka Trump team up to share their love of reading and science with a group of local D.C. girls.

Saying thanks to teachers

Saying thanks to teachers
Saying thanks to teachers
Length: 1:03

Secretary DeVos and Department staff made surprise phone calls to outstanding teachers across the country to say thanks for all they do.


   
Last Modified: 05/22/2018