In letters signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary DeVos, American K-12 schools and institutions of higher education are encouraged to rethink their ties with the Confucius Institute, a program that provides language classes but invites a “malign influence” from China.
Secretary DeVos announced more than $131 million in new grant funding to create and expand hundreds of high-quality public charter schools across the country, providing relief to the millions of families currently on long waiting lists to attend a charter school.
- A staff video affirms the diversity of Hispanic culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
- NCES released a new set of web tables covering postsecondary graduation rates, outcome measures, student financial aid, and admissions.
- The National Comprehensive Center launched a new web site with resources to support all states and school districts. The National Center also released the Native Education Collaborative, a collection of resources to connect states, tribal representatives, districts, and schools to foster environments where Native students thrive.
- The Department of Labor’s “Discover Apprenticeship” campaign is part of the broader $858 million investment since 2017 to grow apprenticeship programs in the U.S. and advance the Administration’s commitment to add one million new apprentices by September 2021.