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U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Receive 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen AwardOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are pleased to announce that their publication, "Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention," has received a 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC). The NAGC announced the winners at the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Reception held during the 2018 NAGC Communications School in Fort Myers, Florida.

 

Statement from Secretary DeVos on the Government Reform PlanOpen in a New Window

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: “President Trump campaigned and won with his promise to reduce the federal footprint in education and to make the federal government more efficient and effective. Today’s bold reform proposal takes a big step toward fulfilling that promise. Artificial barriers between education and workforce programs have existed for far too long. We must reform our 20th century federal agencies to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

 

Betsy’s Blog – Combating the Opioid CrisisOpen in a New Window

The opioid crisis has produced broken families, shattered lives and indescribable tragedy throughout the United States. Drug overdoses have claimed more than 300,000 lives since the year 2000 and have become the leading cause of injury death in the country. In 2016, more than two million Americans had an addiction to prescription or illicit opioids. No community is immune to this “crisis next door.”

 

Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment, Media, Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student SafetyOpen in a New Window

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) will meet this week to gain more insight into how entertainment, media, cyberbullying and social media may affect violence and student safety. The meeting, "The Ecology of Schools: Fostering a Culture of Human Flourishing and Developing Character," will take place in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's Indian Treaty Room, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The Commission meeting will consist of three panels:

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Visits the NetherlandsOpen in a New Window

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